Man arrested for calling in bomb threat at Newport News courts

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police have arrested a man accused of calling in a bomb threat at the Newport News courthouse on Wednesday, along with making other false 911 calls.

Newport News Police arrested Michael Lamont Jennings near the 3400 block of Washington Avenue Thursday, just before 9 a.m.

Investigators say Jennings called in a bomb threat at the Newport News courthouse Wednesday morning. According to police, Jennings was involved in numerous other incidents. He allegedly made a false 911 call Tuesday in reference to a domestic incident in the 800 block of 36th Street. The next day, July 15, police say 911 dispatchers received numerous calls from the same number where the individual would hang up. Police said some of the calls involved threats and abusive language toward the dispatchers, as well as bomb threats.

Jennings, who police say is homeless, was charged with 23 counts of annoying phone calls, five counts of threats on the phone, three counts of threats to bomb, and three counts of falsely summoning police.


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