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Michigan Man Arrested After Making Bomb Threats to High School

FBI San Francisco January 23, 2013
  • San Francisco Media Office (415) 553-7450

SAN FRANCISCO—FBI agents arrested Jason Keith Smith, 27, of Lincoln Park, Michigan, without incident on January 22. Smith has been charged with the use of interstate communications to make threats.

Smith allegedly used his cellular phone to make bomb threats, claiming he had hidden explosives in San Benito High School in Hollister, California, and threatening to detonate the device.

After making his initial appearance today in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, he will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California.

The arrest was the result of a thorough joint investigation with the Hollister Police Department.

Members of the media should call:

  • FBI San Francisco: Public Affairs Specialist Peter Lee at 415-553-7450
  • FBI Detroit: Public Affairs Specialist Simon Shaykhet at 313-348-8689
  • Hollister Police Department: Captain Dave Westrick at 831-638-4107
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