A North Carolina man has been arrested, accused of making a bomb hoax at the federal building on 135 High St. in Hartford on Friday morning.
Walter Nunley, III, 50, walked near the front entrance of the building around 8:40 a.m., carrying a backpack and shouted “Hit the deck. I’ve got a bomb” three times to security officers in the lobby, according to the criminal complaint.
Federal authorities took Nunley into custody. He was charged with making a bomb hoax.
No bomb was found and the scene was clear before 11 a.m.
Nunley is detained pending a bond hearing that is scheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m.