COAL TOWNSHIP - Local police and officers in surrounding communities are conducting a manhunt for a Philadelphia man with local connections who is wanted for threatening to kill his estranged girlfriend and her three children who attend regional schools.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Christopher Clark, 25, of 4649 James St., who is being sought on a felony count of terroristic threats and misdemeanors of terroristic threats, stalking and disorderly conduct in connection with incidents that occurred between 1:56 and 4:51 p.m. Tuesday. The charges were filed by Detective Jeff Brennan on Wednesday at the office of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III.

Clark is accused of making approximately 145 cellphone calls to his estranged 30-year-old girlfriend Michelle Wolfe, while she was at a residence in Coal Township. During the phone conversations, Brennan said Clark threatened to kill Wolfe and her children at their respective bus stops.

Police said Wolfe's children attend Milton and Mount Carmel Area school districts.

As a result of the threats, the detective said officials at both school districts took precautionary steps to protect the children and others in the event Clark appeared at the schools.

According to a criminal complaint, Clark made the calls wanting to rekindle his relationship with Wolfe, which she had broken off in 2012. Clark allegedly told Wolfe he wanted to get back together with her family before concluding his conversations by stating that he was going to kill her and her children "even if it meant waiting for them to get off the school bus." He also said Wolfe would "pay and pay big."

Police said Clark used profanity during the phone conversations.

Police said Wolfe, who had to shut off her cellphone because the battery was draining from constantly ringing, reported the threats to police Tuesday.

According to police, Wolfe had a protection from abuse (PFA) order against Clark that was filed October 2012 and was in effect through Oct. 20 of this year. Police said the order was filed because Clark was allegedly mentally and physically abusive toward Wolfe. The victim also told police Clark had previously been charged with domestic violence violations and terroristic threats made against her.

Anyone with information about Clark's location is urged to call Coal Township police at 570-644-0333.