|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2011
Today, 05/03/11, at approximately 10:45 a.m. a telephone threat was received at GA #14, Hartford Superior Court, 101 Lafayette St. Hartford. The caller indicated a bomb was in the building.
State Police and Hartford Police responded to the courthouse. The courthouse was evacuated and a search of the building was initiated by Troopers, Judicial Marshals, and Hartford officers. State Police K-9 bomb dogs also responded and searched the building. State Police Major Crime Detectives responded to conduct the criminal investigation into this threat.
A trace of the telephone call caused a Hartford Officer to respond to a pay telephone where the call originated. A male suspect was located by the officer and detained. The investigation determined that the suspect had made a call to the court from the payphone.
Troopers took the accused into custody. He was transported to Troop-H where he was formally charged and processed. The accused is being held on $50,000 bond and will appear in Superior Court GA #14 on 05/04/11.
ARRESTED: Kendall, Dion M. D.O.B. 06/29/1965
34 Huyshope Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
CHARGES: 53a-179 Inciting Injury to Persons or Property
53a-180 Falsely Reporting an Incident
53a-181 Breach of Peace
53a-183 Harassment 2nd Degree
53a-300 Act of Terrorism
Lt. J. Paul Vance