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Elizabeth Man Charged for Making Bomb Threat to Middlesex County Courthouses

New Brunswick

Middlesex County officials announce that a man has been charged in connection with a bomb threat made to the Superior Courthouse of Middlesex County.

According to county officials, on October 25, 2021, the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department was made aware of a bomb threat concerning the Superior Courthouses located at 50 Paterson Street and 120 New Street in New Brunswick. 

Officials said that the Courthouses and Middlesex County Administration Building were subsequently inspected for explosives by the Sheriff’s Department. 

According to officials, following a comprehensive search, it was determined there were no explosive devices in neither the Courthouses nor the Administration Building.

An investigation by Detective Shadi Zaiton of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined c, 30, of Elizabeth, used a fictitious email address to send the bomb threat to the courthouse staff.

County officials said that on February 13, Santana-Silva was arrested and charged with False Public Alarm as well as separate counts of Terroristic Threats. 

Santana-Silva is presently lodged at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center pending a pre-trial detention hearing in Superior Court.

The investigation is active and continuing. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Zaiton at (732)745-4263.