In the wake of several other instances of domestic terrorism, a local man has been charged after a bomb hoax Wednesday.
According to Jamestown police, Robert P. Wilson, 48, of Jamestown, walked into Salon 2000 on West Fifth Street at about 9:30 a.m. After entering the building, he announced that he was in possession of a detonation device and that he had placed bombs down the street. Wilson stated that the reason for this was because he was upset that nobody acknowledged him in public.
Immediately after the threat was made, a Salon 2000 employee dialed 911. Wilson, possibly aware that the employee was attempting to call for help, looked over the desk, causing the employee to hang up. The employee then told Wilson that she needed to check on a customer in the back, which allowed her to exit from the rear of the building and once again call 911.
Officers arrived quickly at the scene and set up a perimeter and staging area. Shortly afterward, the suspect walked outside and was taken into custody. While in custody, Wilson told officers that he was also upset about the recent shootings in Colorado. During the investigation, no actual detonation device or bombs were located. However, Wilson did have an item in his pocket which he had portrayed as a detonation device.
Wilson was transported to the city jail and charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident, which is a class E felony.