PORTLAND, Ore. — Two men wearing clown masks in two different Oregon locations have been arrested for behavior that caused concern to citizens.

Portland police say 55-year-old David Dahlman was arrested outside a school Thursday morning following a report that a man in a clown mask was chasing kids.

Police say Dahlman, who was also wearing boxing gloves, alarmed students by shadow boxing toward them as he stood outside school windows and threatened an assistant principal who came out to speak to him.

Police say Dahlman ran away, was arrested at a mobile home park and charged with second-degree menacing disorderly conduct.

Wednesday night, Central Point police arrested 21-year-old Michael Richard for trespassing on high school property while wearing a scary clown mask.

Clown threats have popped up in schools across the country.

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