HOUSTON – Investigators with the Precinct 1 Constable's Office raided a home in southwest Houston Monday and arrested a man suspected of emailing a bomb threat. The suspect, Norman Lamar Truss, 38, was charged with drug possession.
Last week KPRC received an email claiming bombs would go off at the civil and surrounding county courthouses. KPRC reported the threat to the Precinct 1 Constable's Office, which immediately launched an investigation.
The courthouse was also searched and no bombs were found.
"Anybody that calls in threats like this, we are going to pursue it all the way to the end," Constable Alan Rosen said.
Rosen said his investigators traced the internet provider address attached to the email to a computer in a home on Wilcrest near Beechnut. Since the original threat mentioned bombs, the Houston Police Department's SWAT team was brought in to initially enter the home and make sure there were no explosive devices.
"The criminals weren't too bright in this case and we're glad they weren't because we were able to trace the IP address back here," Rosen said.
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Truss was at home at the time of the raid and arrested without incident. Truss denied sending the threat.