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Western Pa. courthouse to reopen after bomb threat

October 28, 2013
Associated Press

MERCER, Pa. (AP) — A county courthouse in western Pennsylvania was set to reopen after a bomb threat.

Mercer County spokesman Jeffrey Greenburg announced the closure just before 10 a.m. Monday but said by noon that bomb-sniffing dogs found nothing in a sweep of the building. As a result, the courthouse was to reopen at 1 p.m.

The courthouse is located about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh.

Greenburg did not say whether the threat was received by phone, email or other means, but said County Sheriff Gary Hartman planned to release additional details later Monday.

The Blair County courthouse in Hollidaysburg received a similar threat by email on Friday. That was determined to be a hoax. That courthouse is located about 85 miles east of Pittsburgh.

 
 

 

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