Specialized Investigations Division detectives charged Joshua Williamson, 28, with making a false report of an emergency, a felony, for telephoning a bomb threat to a Nissan Stadium security representative early Wednesday morning and, in a subsequent call, urging that Sunday’s CMA concert be canceled.
Detectives were able to link Williamson, of Columbia, to the out of state telephone number from which the call was placed. He was taken into custody at a downtown business where he just started working. He acknowledged making the calls in an interview after his arrest. It was determined that he had no means to carry out the threat. Williamson is also wanted in Columbia on an outstanding aggravated burglary warrant.
Threats to special events, schools and businesses are taken very seriously by the MNPD. Those responsible, once identified, will be prosecuted.