On October 25, 2012 at approximately 9:00 a.m., Pasadena Police Officers responded to the Pasadena Public Health Department Building, at 1845 North Fair Oaks Avenue, regarding a bomb threat.
Pasadena Police Officers assisted the Health Department evacuate personnel from the location. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department along with the South Pasadena Police Department’s K9 bomb units responded to assist with the explosives search.
At approximately 10:50 a.m., the Pasadena Police Department received another call from the same caller saying he was armed and in a location close to the Public Health Department.
At approximately 1:00 p.m., Pasadena Police Detectives following up on leads made contact with an individual in the area of 1700 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. The individual made incriminating statements that led detectives to focus their investigation on him. The subject admitted to making the health department bomb threat however, his motivation remains unclear at this time.
Pasadena Police Detectives are attempting to determine if the subject arrested this is the same one who made the bomb threat concerning Washington Middle School yesterday. Detectives are withholding the subjects name until his identity can be verified.
The Pasadena Health Department was searched by police officers and bomb K9 units and it was determined safe and reopened at 2:00 p.m.
For More Information:
Lieutenant Phlunte’ Riddle (626) 744-7875