Arrest made after bomb threat called into New Haven City Hall

Bomb threat evacuates city hall in New Haven
Published: May. 4, 2022 at 5:43 PM EDT|Updated: May. 4, 2022 at 6:46 PM EDT
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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) – One person is facing charges after a bomb threat was called into New Haven City Hall earlier this week.

The incident happened Wednesday.

Officials say Jeffrey Grimes, 58, is charged with threatening first degree and breach of peace.

Grimes is held on a $75,000 bond.

No information is available on why he called in the threat.

The building reopened Wednesday evening after being evacuated.

It took the fire department, bomb squad, and K9s two hours to clear the building.

Elicker tells Channel 3 the call came in to his office around 4:15 p.m.

Church Street was closed between Chapel and Elm, but has since reopened.

Stay with Eyewitness News for updates.