HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police say a Hartford man has been arrested for calling in a bomb threat to the Hartford Police Department.
On Thursday afternoon, Hartford police say they received a bomb threat. Police were able to track the location of the caller, which they say was the McKinnley Shelter. Officers responded to the shelter to locate the suspect.
The caller, who police identified as 40-year-old Douglas Cameron of Hartford, told the dispatcher that he “had to put a bomb in the Hartford Police Department today courtesy of the citizens of Hartford.”
Police say Cameron told the dispatcher that he was going to harm an officer if he wasn’t able to speak with a “court jury.”
As a precaution, officers checked the exterior and interior of the Hartford Police Department and say they did not find anything unusual.
Police located Cameron at the shelter and arrested him. He is charged with first-degree threatening. Police say Cameron has 31 previous arrests.