A 25-year-old Collingswood man set Camden on edge Thursday when he allegedly phoned in several bomb threats, warning of explosives throughout the city and in a high school there.
Alon Adams, of the 500 block of Collings Avenue, was arrested Thursday morning for the reported threats.
Authorities accuse Adams of calling the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Camden’s 911 system during a nearly two-hour period April 25. His calls, all of which proved to be false alarms, cleared buildings in Camden as officers searched for explosives.
Adams is accused of making calls that there were bombs or shots fired at:
- 25 N. 5th Street, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office—bomb threat
- 4th and Benson streets, New Mickle Baptist Church—caller stated a bomb was in a church
- 4th and Benson streets—reported shots fired
- 5th and Market streets, City Hall—bomb threat
- 1000 Kenwood Ave.—reported shots fired
- 1700 Park Blvd., Camden High School—bomb scare
Adams was implicated after caller ID tied him to the reports, according to the prosecutor’s office. Authorities phoned the number back and determined the threats were fake.
Adams was charged with six counts of creating a false public alarm, a third-degree crime. He was still being processed and his bail was not yet set as of this writing.
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