Paramus Police say officers were sent to a building on Route 17 North for a report of a bomb threat on May 19.READ MORE: G-7 Leaders Call For New Investigation Into COVID-19's Origins
Staff at the building told officers they had received several threatening phone messages from a man. During one call, he claimed there was a bomb in the building, but officers did not find anything suspicious inside.
Police were able to identify the caller as 32-year-old Anthony Spencer, of New Haven, Connecticut.READ MORE: 'In The Heights' Star Anthony Ramos On Latino Representation In Musical Theater
According to police, Spencer was upset a former friend was undergoing a medical procedure and called in the fake threat in an attempt to interrupt the procedure.
Spencer turned himself in to Paramus Police on May 20.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Suspect Punched, Robbed 13-Year-Old Boy In Elevator At Bronx Apartment Building
He was arrested and has been charged with false public alarm.