Bomb Threat Suspect Won't Face Charges

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    The Blair County District Attorney says a central Pennsylvania jail inmate will be prosecuted locally and not face federal charges for allegedly sending a computer-generated bomb threat to the county courthouse and another threatening the area's drinking water supply. 

      The Altoona Mirror reports District Attorney Richard Consiglio consulted with federal prosecutors who found no compelling reason to bring additional charges against 23-year-old Adam Hardin.
     
    Authorities allege that Hardin, who learned computer skills in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, used a county jail law library computer to send threats to officials in Hollidaysburg, about 85 miles east of Pittsburgh.
     
    Officials say the threats were hoaxes, but the Altoona Water Authority had to warn thousands of customers not to use tap water for about two days last month until tests confirmed that the water was safe.