US Marshals searching for Buffalo man who escaped Rochester halfway house


UPDATE: Officials have captured James Timpanaro in Livingston County.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — US Marshals in Buffalo and Rochester are searching for a man who they say sent a threatening letter to a family member in Buffalo.

Officials say James Timpanaro walked away from a Rochester halfway house on Feb. 16. A warrant for his arrest was issued three days later.

Timpanaro was arrested and charged with hoax in 2018 after planting fake bombs outside of a police station and post office. He pleaded guilty in August 2019.

Anyone who has any information on Timpanaro’s whereabouts is asked to call 911.

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