Kevin Lawrence Bascomb, 34, a resident of Washington, D.C. was arrested Monday on charges of terroristic threats after police say he made threatening calls to City Hall in Williamsport.
Sometime prior to 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13, an unidentified male made a telephone call threatening to kill people, and a second call with a threat to come to Williamsport’s City Hall with a weapon, according to the Williamsport Bureau of Police. Precautions were taken, including the notification to City employees and the lockdown of all doors at City Hall.
According to police, a joint investigation involving federal, state, and local officials revealed that, from his phone while in Washington, D.C., Bascomb threatened to “kill you pigs” and other people, and threatened to bring a weapon to City Hall in Williamsport.
A warrant for Bascomb’s arrest was obtained by Agent Jason Bolt for felony-level Terroristic Threats and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility, according to the bureau release. He was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service Fugtitive Task Force at his Washington, D.C. residence at approximately 10:15 a.m.
Bascomb will be awaiting extradition to the City of Williamsport in the near future, according to Police.
Williamsport City Hall is now off lockdown status and open for normal business.
The Williamsport Bureau of Police, U.S. Marshals Service, Pennsylvania State Police, Washington D.C. police and the Lycoming County District Attorney’s office collaborated in the investigation.