Caller ID Leads to Arrest in Bomb Threats

By Dan Stamm and Vince Lattanzio
|  Thursday, Apr 25, 2013  |  Updated 3:17 PM EDT
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Arrest in South Jersey Bomb Threats

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Police say a Collingswood man was behind this morning's false reports of bomb threats and shootings in Camden.

It wasn't hard to track him down either. Police say his number came up on caller ID.

Alon Adams, 25, was arrested at his home and charged with six counts of creating a false public alarm.

He's accused of calling the Camden County Proseuctor's Office and the Camden Police 911 system to falsely report bombs in public buildings throughout the city.

The calls were made between 7:48 and 9:29 a.m. and police say they came from Adams' personal phone.

City Hall at 520 Market Street and the Camden County Prosecutor's Office were both evacuated because of the false reports, according to Prosecutor's Office spokesman Jason Laughlin.

PATCO service was also impacted.

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Camden County Police shut down 5th Street in front of City Hall between Market and Federal Streets. The prosecutor's office is directly across the street from Camden City Hall.

Police say the suspect called in a bomb threats for four locations:

  • City Hall
  • Prosecutor's Office
  • Camden High School
  • New Mickle Baptist Church

There were also two reports of gunfire called in at the church's location at 4th and Benson streets as well as 1000 Kenwood Avenue.

From SkyForce10, a police K-9 unit could be seen patrolling the area. There were also other officers on the scene.

A little after 10 a.m. police began letting people back into the prosecutor's office, according to NBC10's Lu Ann Cahn who was on the scene.

 


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