Arrest made after Siskiyou County Courthouse bomb threat

May 18, 2015 4:24 PM by News Staff

A Siskiyou County man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly threatened to blow up the Siskiyou County Jail, Yreka Police Department and the Siskiyou County Courthouse.

The suspect, 26-year-old William Thomas Christopher made called 911 around 5 p.m. and made the threat. Christopher reportedly identified himself by name and was then tracked to the Montague area.

Authorities found Christopher at a Montague residence, and despite being argumentative he was taken into custody without much of an incident.

Christopher was arrested and booked into the Siskiyou County Jail for making criminal threats and false reporting of a bomb. He is being held on $25,000 bail.

"This threat against our department and local law enforcement agencies was taken seriously," said sheriff's Lt. Mark Hilsenberg. "I wish to commend the actions of our deputies as well as the California Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies for their prompt and efficient actions in support of this threat. It is important that law enforcement agencies take such threats and the abuse of our 911 system seriously and will do all that we can to ensure Mr. Christopher answers for his actions."


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