ADVERTISEMENT

Bomb Threat at Courthouse Forces Evacuations In Hollidaysburg



No explosive device was found after two bomb threats targeting the Blair County Courthouse caused authorities to evacuate residents of a two-block area.
 
Technicians and a robot from Penn State's bomb squad were brought in late last night after the threats were sent to WTAJ-TV shortly before 7 p.m. warning of an explosive device set to detonate if an unspecified trial began.
 
The county's bomb-detection dog had made two sweeps of the courthouse and identified a possible suspicious item. Hollidaysburg Police Chief Jeffrey Ketner said early Thursday the dog sniffed out a substance in the chlorine family.
 
Evacuated residents living in the neighborhood of the courthouse were sent to the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company to wait out the investigation
 
County officials say no significant trials were scheduled to start today.
 


Filed Under :  
Topics : Law_Crime
Social :
People : Jeffrey Ketner
A   A   A
 
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics - July 28th - August 1st 2014
Monday July 28th Tuesday July 29th David Ickes Wednesday July 30th including The 30th Annual Blair County National Night Out Tuesday August 5th The Antique Depot, Duncansville Thursday July 31st Adam Conrad - Real...
Read More
Dial N Deal - Friday July 25th 2014
Dell Computer Monitor 25" flat screen, new/factory refurbished, works well - $50 Nissan Factory Alloy Wheels set of 4, 16", like new, taken off new vehicle for mod, fits Exterra and Pathfinder, model years 2005 and up - $350 OBO Scott, Altoona...
Read More
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics - July 21st-25th 2014
Monday July 21st James B. Huntington, PH.D Choosing a Lasting Career The Job-by-Job Outlook for Work's New Age Work's New Age Blog Tuesday July 22nd David Ickes Wednesday July 23rd including "Weird Al" Yankovic on his new...
Read More