By CBSNewYork Team

PARAMUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A Connecticut man is accused of calling in a fake bomb threat to a New Jersey medical facility.

Paramus Police say officers were sent to a building on Route 17 North for a report of a bomb threat on May 19.

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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.

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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.

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He was arrested and has been charged with false public alarm.

CBSNewYork Team