Man sought in connection with bomb threat |

Man sought in connection with bomb threat

Staff Reports
A person of interest in a bomb threat called in on Sunday.

Douglas detectives are looking for whoever made a bomb threat to the Gardnerville AM/PM on Sunday night.

Dispatchers received a call from an unknown male in his 40s or 50s who claimed there was a bomb at the intersection of Highway 395 and Waterloo Lane.

“There is 2 pounds of C4 set to go off in 30 minutes at Highway 395 and Waterloo Lane,” the caller said at about 8 p.m.

Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Pat Brooks said the caller then hung up.

Dispatchers traced the call to the pay phone outside the Gardnerville AMPM convenience store.

Video from the store showed a man who is a person of interest in the case.

He is wearing a plaid white and dark green or blue jacket with a grey hood and a black baseball cap with white lettering on the face. He is wearing blue jeans, dark boots and appears to have brown/grey hair and mustache. The male is average to stocky build and is approximately 5 feet 10 inches – 6-feet tall.

Anyone with information is urged to call Investigator Preston at 775-782-9909 or Investigations at 775-782-9905.

No bomb was found as a result of the call.