CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. -

A Christiansburg man is facing charges after allegedly threatening to bomb the apartment he was being evicted from, and investigators found a suspicious device.

Caleb Elijah Haxton, 20, allegedly told someone that he placed a bomb in his Alleghany Street apartment. When investigators from the Virginia State Police Bomb Squad Unit and Christiansburg Police Department served a search warrant, they found a suspicious device inside the home.

The Christiansburg Police Department was contacted about the threat around 10 p.m. Wednesday night.

The suspicious device was disabled Thursday morning. It will be sent to the state lab for analysis.

Haxton is charged with making threats to bomb, a class 5 felony. More charges are pending.

He is being held in the Montgomery County Jail without bond.

Caleb Haxton

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Here is the news release from the Christiansburg Police Department:

(Christiansburg, VA) – A Christiansburg man has been charged after he allegedly threatened to bomb the rental unit he was being evicted from and police found a suspicious device.

Caleb Elijah Haxton, 20, allegedly told someone that he had placed a bomb in his residence in the 0 block of Alleghany St. Haxton is facing eviction from the residence.

Christiansburg police were contacted just before 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night regarding the alleged threat.

Investigators from the Christiansburg Police Department and Virginia State Police Bomb Squad Unit executed a search warrant at Haxton’s residence.

A suspicious device was located at the residence. It was disabled early Thursday morning and will be sent to the state lab for analysis.

Haxton has been charged with making threats to bomb, a class 5 felony. Further charges are pending the lab analysis.
Haxton is currently being held in the Montgomery County Jail without bond.