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Man arrested after making bomb threats to Waterbury court, Watertown town hall: State Police

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Jessee Spangenberg

WATERBURY — State police arrested an Oakville man in connection with two bomb threats that were made Tuesday to a Waterbury courthouse and Watertown Town Hall.

State police arrested Jesse Spangenberg, 21, of Oakville, and charged him with threatening, act of terrorism, and breach of peace in connection with an email threat to Waterbury Superior Court and a phone threat to the Watertown Town Hall.

Police said a threat was emailed to the court at 4 p.m. Tuesday, stating, “Bomb in the building, Waterbury Court System is corrupt, Blow it up.” A search of the building turned up no explosive devices. Police investigated the email and interviewed Spangenberg. During the interview, police said Spangenberg confessed that he called in threats to the Watertown Town Hall around 3:30  p.m.

Spangenberg was held on $100,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.