Person Believed Connected to Hartford White Powder Scare May Have Sent Threatening E-Mails in Vermont: Police

Police in Burlington, Vt. said the person being questioned in connection with white powder scares in Hartford may also have sent a series of threatening emails to officials in Vermont.

Gary Gravelle, who police said also goes by the name Roland Prejean, was taken into custody Wednesday in New Haven on unrelated charges.

Police believe Gravelle sent a series of threatening emails to "Burlington schools, the airport, civic institutions and public officials,"  Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo said.

Del Pozo said in the emails Gravelle threatened "to engage in a spress of murderous violence against the community."

Police said they do not believe the threats presented an actual danger to the community and no other people are being sought at this time.

New Haven officials said bomb threats emailed to administrators of five buildings in New Haven Thursday may also be connected to the Hartford white powder threats, according to Rick Fontana, New Haven’s director of emergency operations.

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