Details Released in Threat Arrest

Details Released in Threat Arrest

Investigators say the threats were sent from inside a local prison.
HOLLIDAYSBURG, BLAIR COUNTY – Police brought a 23-year-old man to Blair County Tuesday afternoon and arraigned him on charges relating to threats made against the Blair County Courthouse and a local reservoir in October.

Adam Hardin of Claysburg had been in prison in Mifflin County facing charges for unrelated crimes, but when the threats were sent Hardin was in the Blair County Prison facing charges for a series of thefts and property damage in the Cove area in July and August. One of those cases involved a HumVee stolen from Fort Indianatown Gap in Lebanon County.

Investigators believe the email threats were sent by Hardin from inside the Blair County Prison after he hacked into a computer.

Hardin was scheduled to be arraigned on those charges November 1st. The emails sent to WTAJ October 23rd said a bomb would go off at the courthouse during a certain case. And vague threats of contamination at a local reservoir were emailed to authorities October 25th.

Investigators say they got a break in the threat case when a prisoner sent a letter to his girlfriend saying he knew that Hardin did it. That woman gave the letter to police.

Hardin is in the Blair County Prison being held in lieu of $250,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 19th.
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