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SUSPECT IDENTIFIED IN BOMB THREAT (10/25/12)

On October 25, 2012 at approximately 9:00 a.m., Pasadena Police Officers responded to the Pasadena Public Health Department building regarding a bomb threat. The caller said, there was a bomb at the location. As a precaution, the health department was evacuated with the assistance of the police department.

While Pasadena Police Detectives were following up on leads in the area of 1700 block of N. Fair Oaks Avenue, they interviewed Jerardo Cortez. During the interview Mr. Cortez, male/Hispanic 25 years, an Altadena resident, admitted to making the bomb threat calls against the Pasadena Public Health Department and the bomb threat the day before at Washington Middle School. Mr. Cortez stated he has been very angry concerning his personal problems.

Mr. Cortez was booked at the Pasadena City Jail for Criminal Threats with a bail of $50,000.

For More Information:
Lieutenant Phlunte’ Riddle (626) 744-7875
priddle@cityofpasadena.net

Posted: 10/25/2012 04:30:00 PM