Police charge 14-year-old teen for repeated bomb threats that closed Roebling Bridge

CINCINNATI – A Kenton County teen has been charged with making multiple bomb threats against the Roebling Bridge, Covington police announced Monday.

Covington police said a joint investigation with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Boone County Sheriff’s Department revealed that a 14-year-old boy was responsible for four bomb threats made against the bridge in a span of about a week.

The boy has been charged with four counts of making terroristic threats.

Covington police said the child was taken into custody on Sept. 22 in an unrelated case in Michigan.

The bridge was closed a total of five times due to potential hazards; Four of those threats were allegedly made by a 14-year-old, while one was tied to a suspicious bag seen on the bridge that turned out to be harmless.

Investigators first responded to the bridge on the morning of September 13, when they received a 911 call from a man threatening to shoot police and placing a pipe bomb on the bridge. That threat was not considered credible.

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