Woman charged with threatening to 'blow up' GPO in New Hartford

A Utica woman has been charged after New Hartford police say she posted a threat to the GPO Federal Credit Union on social media.

Posted: Dec. 14, 2018 12:03 PM
Updated: Dec. 14, 2018 6:01 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- A Utica woman has been charged with aggravated harassment after New Hartford police say she posted a threat to the GPO Federal Credit Union on social media.

GPO management contacted police after being tagged in a Facebook post where a threat was made to "blow up" the branch during the day on Thursday.

The threat was posted Thursday by a person who used an alias as a Facebook account name.

The branches were put on alert, and then main office was locked down.

Police tracked down the account holder, and arrested 21-year-old Jazmiere Pemberton of Utica with aggravated harassment.

More charges could be pending.

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