Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

The California Highway Patrol announced Thursday the arrest of a 49-year-old woman suspected of calling in a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of its dispatch center in Eagle Rock.

The threat was made to the dispatch center about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, CHP Sgt. Jose Nunez said. Calls were rerouted to other dispatch centers and the facility was evacuated until the all-clear was given just before 6 p.m., Nunez said.

Margaret Gallagher, who allegedly admitted making the call, was arrested about 9:15 that night at a home in Ventura County and was booked on suspicion of making a terrorist threat, the sergeant said.

It was not divulged how investigators identified Gallagher as the suspect, and no possible motive was given.

Gallagher was released from custody on Wednesday and is due in Superior Court in Ventura on Aug. 12, according to Ventura County sheriff’s online inmate records.

— City News 

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