Police: Cortland man called in bomb threat at army recruiting office

CORTLAND, N.Y. – A Cortland man is accused of calling in a bomb threat at the U.S. Army Recruiting office on Main Street.


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At around 1 p.m. Thursday, police say 25-year-old David J. Thompson, of South Avenue, called the army recruiter’s station on 91 Main Street and said there was a bomb in the building.

Thompson admitted to calling in the bomb threat and reportedly told police that he was going to write a book and wanted to know if the military would follow the proper procedures in the event of a bomb threat, according to Lt. Richard Troyer with the city of Cortland Police Department.

Thompson is charged with falsely reporting an incident, a class E felony.

He was arraigned in Cortland City Court and sent to Cortland County jail on $5,000 cash bail. He is due back in court Nov. 13.


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