Lynchburg man arrested after calling in bomb threat to 911 communications center

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) A Lynchburg man was arrested Thursday after making bomb threats, according to Lynchburg police.

A bomb threat was called in to the 911 communications center of the Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services. Around 9 a.m., officers responded to the Lynchburg General District Court and Lynchburg Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court for a suspected bomb threat. The caller also made bomb threats to the Charlotte Courthouse.

All locations were determined safe by law enforcement. Officers were able to identify and find the suspected caller. After interviewing the suspect, he was arrested.

Timothy Santiago, 22, of Lynchburg was charged with threatening to bomb a building. He’s being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail with no bond.