A Perry man was arrested Saturday morning after making a false bomb threat at the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave.
Justin Scott Pierschbacher, 46, of Perry was charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon.
The incident began about 1:45 a.m. Saturday, when Pierschbacher entered the lobby of the Perry Police Department, “concealing his left hand in his coat” and “saying he had something in his pocket,” according to a statement issued by the Perry Police Department.
Officers made contact with Pierschbacher in the police department parking lot. He “made comments about having some type of activator for an explosive device on his person,” the statement said, but he “refused to show officers his left hand keeping it inside his coat.”
Perry Police Department Officers, Dallas County Deputy Sheriffs, Boone County Deputy Sheriffs and Woodward Police Department Officers negotiated with Pierschbacher for about two hours before he surrendered.
No detonator or explosives were found on Pierschnacher’s person, and he was taken into custody without further incident.
“All the officers on scene did a tremendous job to resolve the situation peacefully and without further incident or injury,” Perry Police Department Chief Eric Vaughn said.
Pierschbacher is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $5,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for an initial appearance Saturday in Dallas County District Court.
Pierschbacher was arrested in Perry Sept. 22 on charges of first-offense stalking and third-degree harassment. The case is pending in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.