Fake Bomb Threats Shuts Down San Diego's I-15
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A man faces felony charges after making a fake bomb threat that prompted the closure of a San Diego County interstate.
10News reports a woman driving on Interstate 15 Thursday afternoon received a call from an anonymous person who told her there was a bomb in her car. The woman pulled over and called authorities.
Both the northbound and southbound lanes of I-15 were shut down at Miramar Way as a bomb squad responded.
About an hour later, the woman received another call, and this time the caller identified himself as her brother.
Authorities determined the first call was a prank by the brother and the man was arrested.
He faces a felony charge of making a false threat.
Both sides of the freeway were reopened after about two hours.