Virginia Beach woman accused of making bomb threat to federal building

Posted at 3:06 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 16:28:24-05

NORFOLK, Va. - Carissa Brown was booked into the Western Tidewater Regional Jail on February 3, 2020.

The 37-year-old woman is accused of making false statements and making threats to blow up a federal office building in Norfolk on February 11, 2019.

A federal indictment states that Brown called in two threats to a federal office building in Norfolk and made malicious threats.

On February 6, 2019, she is accused of making a threat over the phone to kill a federal law enforcement official.

Norfolk Police assisted Homeland Security in the 200 block of Granby Street after the threats were called in.

Various streets surrounding the building were blocked off, and light rail travel came to a halt while a search of the inside was conducted.

It has been reported that K9 teams from multiple agencies were searching the facility as well.

Hampton Roads Transit reported that Monticello and MacArthur Stations were affected due to police activity.

Around 3:45 p.m. on the date of the incident, the all-clear was given and police said roadways and light rail travel went back to normal operations.

Brown is scheduled for a court hearing on Thursday in the Norfolk Federal Courthouse.

She declined an interview with News 3 from jail.