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(a) No person shall cause the evacuation of any public place, or otherwise cause serious public inconvenience or alarm, by doing any of the following:
(1) Initiating or circulating a report or warning of an alleged or impending fire, explosion, crime or other catastrophe, knowing that such report or warning is false;
(2) Threatening to commit any offense of violence;
(3) Committing any offense, with reckless disregard of the likelihood that its commission will cause serious public inconvenience or alarm.
(b) Subsection (a) hereof does not apply to any person conducting an authorized fire or emergency drill.
(c) Whoever violates this section is guilty of inducing panic, a misdemeanor of the first degree, if such violation does not result in physical harm to any person.