Suspect In Custody Following Alleged Fake Bomb Report At Chaffey College

RANCHO CUCAMONGA ( — A 21-year-old male suspect was in custody Friday for allegedly making a false bomb report at Chaffey College.

According to the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department, Jonathan Nicks was arrested and booked at Central Jail.

Deputies responded to the college campus just before 1 p.m. Thursday for reports of a bomb threat.

According to deputies, Nicks reported that he saw a white male wearing a vest with anti-government slogans and was in possession of a bomb.

Once on scene, officials established a command post and conducted an extensive search of the campus. No evidence of any threat was found, police said.

All classes that were scheduled after 3:30 p.m. Thursday were cancelled for safety measures due to the investigation.

Through their investigation, authorities learned that Nicks provided false information regarding the threat and he was taken into custody.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department at (909) 447-2800.


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