POTTSVILLE, Pa. — Police say they’re investigating after two clowns — one dressed in orange, the other in black — were seen yelling at children in northeast Pennsylvania.

Officials say the clowns had fled Monday evening before police could arrive at the scene in Pottsville, about 45 miles northeast of Harrisburg.

A 12-year-old witness tells WNEP-TV a clown chased her and her friends before going into a wooded area. She says the clown then broke a stick, threw it at them and began yelling obscenities.

Police say the clowns weren’t wearing masks, didn’t have weapons and didn’t try to hurt the children. They could still face harassment and disorderly conduct charges.

State police in Huntingdon say they’re also investigating suspicious clown reports.

Clown sightings have been reported in several other states as well.

VIAThe Associated Press
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