NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — An arrest has been made following a bomb threat called into New Haven City Hall on Wednesday.
Police said 58-year-old Jeffrey Grimes of New Haven was arrested in connection to the case. He has been charged with threatening.
Grimes was arraigned on Friday and is being held on bond. According to New Haven Police Assistant Chief Jacobson, Grimes has a criminal history.
“If you call and make these bomb threats, it’s illegal, we will track you down and hold you accountable,” said Mayor Justin Elicker. “It is disruptive and dangerous because it diverts law enforcement that could be elsewhere.”
New Haven’s City Hall was evacuated for nearly two hours on Wednesday due to the bomb threat.
A bomb threat was phoned into Mayor Justin Elicker’s office around 4:20 p.m., city officials said.
The building was evacuated as a precaution and was given the all-clear just before 7 p.m.
News 8’s Jayne Chacko spoke with Elicker as the building was being searched.