Mysterious Powder Sent to Central Pennsylvania County Office

Officials in a central Pennsylvania county say they want criminal charges filed against a person they say sent a mysterious powder along with a property reassessment form.

Blair County commissioners tell Tuesday's Altoona Mirror they'll prosecute if they can identify who sent the powder to the county's offices last week.

Tests determined the powder was benign. It's being sent to an FBI laboratory for examination along with the form, which officials say included an angry but nonthreatening message in response to the county's first reassessment since 1958.

Commissioner Chairman Terry Tomassetti tells the newspaper the anonymous powder and message were a chicken's way of communicating and says the complaining correspondent should go to the county office and show his or her face.

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