Buffalo man who left Rochester halfway house taken into custody in Livingston County

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Buffalo man who escaped a Rochester halfway house earlier this month, and who sent a threatening letter to a family member, is back in custody.

Officials with the U.S. Marshals Western District of New York say James Timpanaro was taken into custody in Livingston County Thursday.

Check back with News 8 WROC as we will continue to update this developing story.

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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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