Man who made 18 bomb threats taken into custody

Posted at 4:10 PM, Apr 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-02 22:09:53-04

The man who police believe was behind at least 18 fake bomb threats in the Tucson area has turned himself into authorities.

Octavio Acosta was booked into the Cochise County Jail at 4 a.m. on Saturday after turning himself in at the Douglas port of entry. 

Police were looking for Acosta who was accused of calling in fake bomb threats into government buildings, schools, churches and health centers in Tucson. In all incidents, the buildings were evacuated and police say the evacuations disrupted the businesses and classrooms for several hours. 

Officials were investigating at least 18 separate reports of bomb threats that were tied back to the man. 

A felony arrest warrant had been issued for the 42-year-old for hoax, interference with an educational institution, and false reporting.

Police are still investigating this case and additional charges may be added.