Threatening Message Left on Philly Judge's Car

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    A local judge started the day with a threat and a bullet found on their car. (Published Friday, Sep 20, 2013)

    Police say they are investigating a threat against a Philadelphia judge.

    The wife of Philadelphia Judge James DeLeon found a bullet, book of matches and wick stick soaked in flammable liquid inside a white envelope on the windshield of their white Dodge Neon around 7:20 a.m. Friday, according to police.

    Investigators say the bullet was a live round, which means it was not used and can still be fired.

    "Keep it up!" was written on the outside of the envelope, police say.

    The car was parked on Forrest Avenue in the city's Germantown neighborhood.

    Authorities say Homeland Security is now handling the case because the threat involves a public official.

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