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Threat Suspect In Court

Charges held over for court in threat suspect case.
HOLLIDAYSBURG, BLAIR COUNTY - They say the 23 year-old used the alias “The Gate Keeper” to break through Blair County Prison's internet security to send the threatening emails.
 
“He got around the blocks on the computer that are supposed to keep you out of this kind of stuff,” Consiglio says.
 
23 year-old Adam Hardin is accused threatening both the Blair County Courthouse and the Hollidaysburg water supply in late October.
 
According to police, Hardin broke through the Blair County Prison's internet firewall to send the emails.
 
A skill he acquired after nearly 800 hours of computer training in the National Guard.
 
Eight witnesses took the stand Tuesday as authorities laid out their case against Hardin.
 
 “It was complicated. Whenever you get involved with the use of computers to commit a crime it gets very complicated about how you prove this guy opposed to that guy used the computer,” Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio says.
 
Prosecutors also added another charge of attempting to poison a water supply.
 
“The threat to it is a state charge that the state environmental agency wanted us to bring,” Consiglio says.
 
All charges against Hardin were bound over for court. His formal arraignment has not been scheduled.
 
The defense attorney did not speak after the hearing, but in the criminal complaint Hardin told police he did not send the emails. He remains in the Blair County Prison.

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