Suspect in City Hall threats case identified
City police said a Washington D.C. man was in custody on a warrant, charging him with allegedly making threatening telephone calls to City Hall on Tuesday.
Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested Kevin Bascomb, 34, at his home about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.
“From his phone while in Washington D.C., Bascomb threatened ‘to kill you pigs’ and other people, and threatened to bring a weapon to City Hall during a series of telephone calls that occurred on Tuesday morning,” Police Chief Damon Hagan said.
Agent Jason Bolt said at least eight calls were made to the police department or to the department’s records division, prompting the all-day lockdown.
City police is just one of several city departments at City Hall, located at 245 W. Fourth St.
Bascomb has been charged with felony terroristic threats and illegal use of a cellphone, Hagan said.
Bascomb is awaiting extradition to Williamsport, Hagan said.
Investigators would not comment on the motive behind the calls.