State police look into video threat to PA lawmaker

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 4, 2013 2:36 PM

(Undated) -- Some legal experts say the shadowy figure who threatened to expose the "secrets" of a state lawmaker unless she changed her stance on marijuana could be subject to prosecution.

State police have confirmedthey are actively investigating the anonymous online ultimatum issued to Republican state Represenative Tarah Toohil in the heat of the fall campaign. It's unclear whether police have established criminal intent or even identified a suspect.

State law makes it a crime to threaten "unlawful harm" to a public official with the intent of influencing his or her official action.

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