(AP) Authorities have arrested a Columbus State University student for making bomb threats against the school and having guns in his pickup truck.
University police say one of the bomb threats prompted the evacuation of an office building at the school Friday.
Forty-five-year-old Lawrence Price of Phenix City, Alabama, was arrested yesterday and charged with five counts of making terrorists threats and one count each of carrying a weapon to school. He also faces charges of possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime and obstruction of a police officer.
Police found several guns in Price's pickup truck when he was arrested in a university parking lot.
University police say bomb threats were called in to the university twice in the last two weeks.
University police found the location from where the calls were
made. During an undercover operation yesterday, police identified the suspect after a call indicating the presence of a bomb at the
school was made to the Columbus Police Department and to the
Price was arrested after police verified the call and its
In Price's pickup truck, officers found two rifles, a shotgun, a
small handgun, a compound bow, three bottles of alcohol and
hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
A bomb squad dog checked Price and his truck but found no indication of explosives.