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California Man Arrested In Connection With A Bomb Threat Near The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Thursday

There’s more information into Thursday’s bomb threat near the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. At around noon, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Prescott Police and Yavapai-Prescott Tribal Police responded to the parking lot next to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office in Prescott for a report of a bomb threat. A woman called 911 stating a white van was in front of the building and that a man in the van told her not to move otherwise he would “blow her up.” The van was located at Alarcon and Union streets in the parking lot. The building was evacuated and bomb sniffing dogs were brought in from Yavapai-Prescott Tribal Police to investigate the van. Deputies saw a man behind the van, who when verbally confronted by deputies moved further out of sight behind the vehicle. A YCSO Commander was able to approach the man and handcuff him. The dog didn’t alert on the van and no explosives were found inside. Authorities say 43-year-old Michael Johncharles Anderson of California told them the woman was making up the whole story. The woman drove to Prescott with the man and says he made strange comments about blowing up two city blocks. That’s when he dropped her off at the Sheriff’s Office and told her not to go anywhere. Anderson has been charged with terroristic threats, threatening public inconvenience, possession of dangerous drug paraphernalia and possession of dangerous drugs pending further investigation.

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