Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
May 3, 2011
State Police Make Arrest In Court House Bomb Threat

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