Gerardo Cortez, 26, was arrested at his home at around , according to
His bail was set at $250,000. He is due for a court appearance on Thursday.
The most recent threat allegedly occurred on Thursday at
On Sept. 9, the Covina Police Department allegedly received a call at around from an anonymous male who said he was at “
A similar telephone call shut down a middle school in
“Investigators saw the obvious pattern ... a lot of people were frightened ... thousands were at least inconvenienced,” Parker said. “People trying to go shopping were terrorized by these phone calls.”
The FBI was among the agencies that took part in the investigation, along with police from
Parker said “advanced technology” was used to track down the suspect, although he did not elaborate. He also said it was not immediately known if the suspect ever intended to carry out any of his threats.