Arrest Made in Hamilton Township Bomb Threats
Earlier this week, two schools and the Atlantic County Courthouse in Hamilton Township were evacuated due to bomb threats. Following an investigation, one person has been arrested with making those threats.
On Tuesday, officers responded to the Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse and the Hess Middle School in Mays Landing for threats of a bomb being placed in the buildings. Those facilities were evacuated and cleared by bomb sniffing dogs with no devices being found. The Atlantic County Special Services School along with the Atlantic County Institute of Technology were placed on lockdown and also cleared. In addition to the bomb threats, there was also a threat to harm a Superior Court Judge at the courthouse.
Later that same day, an additional bomb threat was received at the Shaner Elementary School in Mays Landing. Officers and School Officials quickly evacuated that building and the school was also cleared with no devices being found.
Detectives from Hamilton Township immediately began an investigation which led to a suspect being identified as 36-year-old Raheem Brown of Vineland. Earlier today, detectives from Hamilton Township along with members of the New Jersey State Police and Vineland police arrested Raheem Brown at his residence in Vineland without incident.
Brown has been charged with multiple counts of Terroristic Threats and Causing False Public Alarm. Bail was set by Judge Switzer at $500,000.00.