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Newport News man charged with making bomb threat

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Posted at 3:40 PM, Jan 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-21 15:45:13-05

Newport News, Va. – A Newport News man has been arrested and charged with making a bomb threat, police tell NewsChannel 3.

At about 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, police responded to the 6000 block of Jefferson Avenue to a report of a bomb threat. When officers arrived, they met an office worker who stated that when she arrived at work there was a voicemail message left on her phone line, threatening to blow up the building.

The officers’ investigation identified the suspect and obtained an arrest warrant for one count of Threat to Bomb.

The suspect was located and taken into custody in the area of 33rd Street and Roanoke Avenue at about 12:50 p.m.

The suspect and the victim are known to each other, police say.

The suspect, 35-year-old Tyrone Fry of the 3300 block of Roanoke Avenue in Newport News, has been placed in the custody of the Newport News City Jail.