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Pleasant Hills Youth Sentenced To Probation, Community Service For Bomb Threat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6 , 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - On Sept. 2, 2011, a resident of Pleasant Hills, Pa., was sentenced in federal court to three years probation and 30 hours of community service on his conviction of violating federal laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Gary L. Lancaster imposed the sentence on Edward Elm, 20.

According to information presented to the court, on Sept. 12, 2009, Elm conveyed a bomb threat by telephone to the Pleasant Hills Police Department 911 Center, saying that a bomb would go off at 6:00 a.m. at 2600 East Carson Street.  The threat proved to be false.  The incident was investigated by the FBI.  Elm admitted to FBI agents that he had made the call as a ploy for attention.

Assistant United States Attorney Margaret E. Picking prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pleasant Hills Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Elm.

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