Waterbury Court bomb threat suspect arrested

Jesse Spangenberg (Photo: Connecticut State Police)

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) – The suspect who called in a bomb threat to the Waterbury Superior Court has been arrested by police.

According to State Police, on June 28th at approximately 4:00 p.m. State Police were notified by Judicial Marshals that the Waterbury Superior Court received a threatening email stating, “Bomb in the building. Waterbury Court System is corrupt. Blow it up.” Troopers, Judicial Marshals, and an ESU Bomb Squad searched the building, but nothing was found.

Troopers say that an investigation found that Jesse A. Spangenberg, 22, of Oakville was arrested as a suspect in the threat. He later confessed to sending the email and also a threatening phone call to the Watertown Town Hall. Spangenberg is being charged with threatening, breach of the peace, and an act of terrorism. He is being held on $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on June 29th.

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