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I-5 shutdown after chase suspect calls in bomb threat

The CHP shut down Interstate 5 near Corning Thursday morning due to a pursuit and bomb threat.

Posted: Apr 22, 2021 8:03 AM
Updated: Apr 22, 2021 12:35 PM

CORNING, Calif. - CHP officers arrested a driver who told 911 dispatchers there was a bomb in his car during a chase.  

The CHP said they received calls about a reckless driver, going south on I-5 around 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

Officers said they were able to locate the driver, but he would not pull over. At that point, the driver contacted Tehama County 911 dispatch and began yelling out the window that he had a bomb in his car.

Officers said the driver spoke with the dispatcher who was able to convince the driver to pull over. Around 5:15 a.m. the CHP shut down I-5 near Corning in both directions, as law enforcement searched the car for a bomb.

Investigators said they found no explosives in the car. 30 minutes later the CHP reopened I-5 and the driver was arrested. 

This is a developing story. Action News Now will keep you updated with new information on-air and online. 

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