Pennsylvania – Armed & Dangerous Man – Duncannon Area

Hiking Safety



The Perry County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about a man who may be camping on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) in the Duncannon area/near the Susquehanna River (NOBO miles 1,150.0/1,151.8) and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Barry Bostwick, 60, failed to appear for sentencing, and there is now a felony warrant for his arrest.

If you have any information that could help authorities, please call the Perry County Sheriff’s Office at 717-582-5123 or the Pennsylvania State Police Newport Barracks at 717-567-3110.

Hikers in the area should exercise extreme caution and not engage with Bostwick if they come across him. In any emergency, including threats to your personal safety, always call 911.

For more information, including a photo of Bostwick, read the press release on WGAL’s website.

We will update this notice when we have more information.