UPDATE: Tech Experts Now Investigating Bomb Threat

UPDATE: Tech Experts Now Investigating Bomb Threat

Emails sent to WTAJ prompted search and evacuation of county courthouse.

HOLLIDAYSBURG, BLAIR COUNTY - The investigation into the Blair County Courthouse bomb threat is now in the hands of computer and internet experts.

Hollidaysburg Borough Police Chief Jeff Ketner said Thursday the Altoona Mirror also received an anonymous email Wednesday night.

Two emails were sent to employees at WTAJ Wednesday night, which is what prompted the search, evacuation, and investigation at the courthouse. The emails read: "there will be a bomb hidden in the courthouse. it will go off upon a certain case."

After a massive search of the entire building, police and the bomb squad found no evidence of an explosive.

Now, Hollidaysburg police and State Police are working on identifying the IP address and location where the email was sent from. They're also trying to determine a motive.

"Hopefully, and I'm pretty confident right now, unless something falls through, that we're going to make an arrest sooner or later," said Chief Ketner.

And even though no bomb was found, Ketner said this is still a criminal case.

"Absolutely. Absolutely, whether it's a false report, whether it's recklessly endangering, whether causing risk of catastrophe, who knows? Who knows where this is going?" said Ketner. "You know, you might even be looking at restitution for everybody that was there (Wednesday) night."

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