Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Arrest in Bomb Threats to West Boise Business

Boise Police have arrested a man in connection with two bomb threats made to a West Boise business last fall. The threats occurred between September 26 and October 20, 2013.

Arrested: Michael Scott Fox, 52, Boise

Charged: False Reporting of Explosives in Public Places - 2 counts (F) ISC 18-3313

The charges follow an intensive five month investigation. Boise Police appreciate the assistance of the FBI. The business involved was also very cooperative with detectives efforts to find out who might be responsible for the threats.

Officers arrested the suspect this afternoon at his West Boise home immediately after a warrant with a $150,000 bond was issued for his arrest. 

The investigation remains ongoing. Additional charges are possible.

For further information, please follow this case in Idaho's Fourth District Court.

CHAPTER 33 FIREARMS, EXPLOSIVES AND OTHER DEADLY WEAPONS

18-3313. False reports of explosives in public or private places a felony -- Penalty. Any person who reports to any police officer, sheriff, employee of a police department or sheriff's office, employee of a 911 emergency communications system or emergency vehicle dispatch center, employee of a fire department or fire service, prosecuting attorney, newspaper, radio station, television station, deputy sheriff, deputy prosecuting attorney, member of the state police, employee of an airline, employee of an airport, employee of a railroad or bus line, an employee of a telephone company, occupants of a building, employee of a school district, or a news reporter in the employ of a newspaper or radio or television station, that a bomb or other explosive has been placed or secreted in a public or private place knowing that such report is false, is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to a term of not to exceed five (5) years in the state penitentiary.