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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.