WBUR News WBUR News

Support the news

Police Make Arrest In Courthouse Bomb Threat

This article is more than 5 years old.

Police have arrested a man they allege called in a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of the courthouse where the trial of Aaron Hernandez is being held.

Fall River police on Friday announced the arrest of 55-year-old Paul Haddad of Westwood. Haddad is scheduled to be arraigned Friday. It's not known if he has a lawyer.

Police say the threat made Thursday had nothing to do with the trial of Hernandez, the former New England Patriots player charged with killing Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee's sister.

Police did not disclose a motive. Westwood and Fall River are about 50 miles apart.

The Fall River Justice Center was evacuated for about an hour on Thursday while the building was searched. No dangers were found.

Support the news