Police make arrest in bomb threat social media comment against Dodd Stadium, suspect identified


NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) — The Norwich Police Department say a bomb threat was made to Dodd Stadium on Friday through social media.

According to the Norwich police, a comment was made in an online article from The New London Day threatening to bomb Dodd Stadium.

Norwich officers worked with Waterford police to locate the suspect who is a Waterford resident. Police say the suspect, 44-year-old James Quinn, is in custody and charged with breach of peace and threat involving hazardous substance.

Police and other authorities searched the stadium for any potential hazards relating to the threat and found nothing out of the ordinary. The game taking place at the time was able to resume following the search.

Quinn was released on a $20,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court in late August.


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