San Bernardino Bomb Threat Ruled a Hoax

San Bernardino Bomb Threat Ruled a Hoax

SAN BERNARDINO – There was a bomb threat, later determined to be a hoax, at San Bernardino Valley College on Monday.

The campus, which is located a few minutes’ drive from what has been termed a terrorist attack at the nearby Inland Regional Center on December 2, sparked immediate action by local law enforcement.

No arrests have been made, according to reports, from the telephone threat that quickly led the campus Police Chief Pierre Galvez to shut down the campus. The message was tweeted, “please leave campus immediately.”
Nor have police disclosed information about a possible suspect.

The campus was closed immediately, everyone evacuated at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, was quickly ruled as a hoax. The call was received shortly before 5 p.m., according to reports.

Lt. David Green, of the San Bernardino Police Department, said the investigation had concluded just after 6 p.m. Police officials said a man had telephoned the school saying “he was going to blow up the school.” It was a credible threat, according to school officials.

A campus representative initially e-mailed a statement, saying, “A credible threat has been received and District Police and Administration have closed the SBVC campus for this evening. As soon as more information is received, it will be disseminated to everyone, including a decision regarding (Tuesday) morning.”

SBVC’s campus is located at 701 Mt. Vernon Avenue, which is less than four miles from the December 2 IRC mass shooting site where Tashfeen Malik and Syed Farook killed 14 people.


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