Culpeper Man Arrested for Bomb Threats

By: Lauren McKay
By: Lauren McKay

An arrest has been made in connection with last week's bomb scare that shut down all Culpeper County Schools.

Two search warrants were executed Tuesday night from threats directed at the Culpeper Police Department, the Best Western Motel in Culpeper, as well as the bomb threats made to the schools. Culpeper police say a 25-year-old Culpeper man was arrested without incident around 2:30 Wednesday morning. Mark J. Robinson of Culpeper is charged with four counts of making bomb threats, two counts of threatening to kill or injure someone over the phone, and one count of obscene or vulgar language over the phone.

Culpeper police say the search warrant was served at Robinson's home where they took computers and computer equipment. They say Robinson has been making threats for awhile.

"These events occurred on multiple dates beginning on September 17 and continued until investigators interviewed Mark J. Robinson in connection with the school bomb event," says Sgt. Jim Fox of the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office.

Culpeper police say there are no other individuals thought to be involved in these events, but they are continuing to investigate the threats.


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