THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A 45-year-old Thibodaux man scheduled to appear in court for a child support case has been arrested for allegedly phoning in vague threats that sparked evacuations of the Lafourche Parish Courthouse, closed schools in Thibodaux and put schools in the rest of the parish on lockdown.
Chief of Police Scott Silverii said Donald Brooks was booked Tuesday on charges of terrorizing and communicating false information of planned arson.
Parish school officials said a caller threatened to harm a child at an unspecified school and Detective David Melancon says someone who called 911 made threats against city police and parish buildings without naming specific places or using the word "bomb."
Silverii says police were able to link the phone used by the anonymous caller to Brooks, who was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in lieu of $500,000 bond.
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