Local man arrested for false bomb threat

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — On Dec. 25, just after midnight, the Colorado Springs Police Department dispatch center received numerous calls from an individual claiming to have a bomb on an airplane.

According to police, the individual made comments about being on an airplane with a bomb, having killed a pilot and flying to Florida.

Investigation by officers led them to an address in the 4700 block of El Camino Drive. The caller was located and taken into custody for false reporting explosives.

The suspect, Julio Chavez, was not on an airplane and had not been on an airplane

Chavez’s motives for the phone calls are unknown at this time and the investigation is still ongoing. There appears to be no threat to the community.


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