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PHOTOS: A look back at creepy clowns from the past

Creepy clowns have been in the news recently and it’s not because the circus is in town or McDonald’s has a new menu item.The wave of creepy clown sightings and pranks across the country has spread from South Carolina to New England, and have even been reported in Europe this month.Metro revisits...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 1:46am

UES ‘clown’ who allegedly threatened teen turns himself in, says it's all a 'misunderstanding'

A man who was accused of threatening a teenager on the subway while reportedly dressed as a clown turned himself in after NYPD released surveillance video on Thursday.The man called the incident a "misunderstanding," ABC7 reported.The footage shows the unidentified man going through the turnstile...

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 2:29am

Parents face child neglect charges after creepy clown prank

A couple is facing child neglect charges after they allegedly left their toddler at home to chase vehicles in clown masks.Menasha Police in Wisconsin received a report just before 4 a.m. Friday about people wearing clown masks and chasing after cars, according to local media.A 20- and a 29-year-old...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 9:51pm

Knife-wielding clowns threaten New Yorkers

New Yorkers have proven again and again that nothing can phase them — but even the wave of recent clown sightings has some seemingly terrified.There have been at least two reports of knife-wielding clowns in the city this week.A 30-year-old Queens man told the New York Daily News that he saw a 6-...

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 6:46pm

Knife-wielding clowns threaten New Yorkers

New Yorkers have proven again and again that nothing can phase them — but even the wave of recent clown sightings has some seemingly terrified.There have been at least two reports of knife-wielding clowns in the city this week.A 30-year-old Queens man told the New York Daily News that he saw a 6-...

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 6:46pm

Teen charged with making Twitter threats capitalizing on 'clown frenzy'

A Massachusetts teenager was arrested Tuesday night on charges accusing him of making threats on Twitter that "feed off of the current clown frenzy," police said.Rehobothpolice responded to a call around 6 p.m. from a "concerned parent" regarding threats made on the social media platform which...

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 8:20pm

Knife-carrying clown intimidates people on subway, chases teen: NYPD

A person brandishing a knife and wearing a clown mask intimidated riders on a subway train Wednesday afternoon and then chased a teenager out of an Upper East Side train station, police said.The clown blocked the doorway of a 6 train, preventing people from exiting, according toNBC New York.A 16-...

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 7:12pm

Rumored clown threats spread at Philly area colleges

Clown mania made its way into Philadelphia recently, after threats were launched against the city school district last weekend. But college students are also on edge, as reports have surfaced of sightings atVillanova andTemple universities.The validity of those claims, however, is disputed.A...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 2:08am