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UPDATE: Police Making Progress in Threats Investigation

Same person may be responsible for bomb and water scares; significant development expected soon.

HOLLIDAYSBURG, BLAIR COUNTY - Hollidaysburg Borough Police expect to make significant progress soon in the bomb and water threats.

Restrictions for thousands of customers served by the Altoona Water Authority were lifted last night after testing by the authority and the Department of Environmental Protection determined the water was safe.

The restrictions were put in place Friday evening after an email was sent to a local newspaper, with what police called a "vague threat" to several reservoirs in the Altoona area.

Investigators believe the same person responsible for that also made the threats claiming a bomb was in the Blair County Courthouse on Wednesday.

Both incidents led to huge emergency responses.

Police said Monday, they are closing in on solving these cases.

"I always err on the side of caution," said Hollidaysburg Police Chief Jeff Ketner. "It's just one of those things where we want to make sure that we have all of the elements available so we can do a very good and thorough investigation."

Ketner also said he believes there is no threat to public safety right now.

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