WARSAW – A man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly threatening to bomb the Kosciusko County’s probation department.
Travis Lee Henson, 38, was taken into custody and placed on a 48-hour prosecutor hold.
Police were alerted to a bomb threat at about 7:10 a.m., Wednesday, April 28, after Warsaw Police were dispatched to the downtown area regarding a hand-written bomb threat that was attached to a business adjacent to one of the county’s downtown buildings, according to a news release from Warsaw Police Department.
The written threat was directed toward the Kosciusko County Probation Department. Upon receiving the complaint, officers and detectives from the Warsaw Police Department converged on the area. Kosciusko County deputies assisted in the investigation, conducting a thorough search of the interior of the county building. With nothing suspicious being found, an extensive investigation ensued, according to a news release from Warsaw Police Department.
The statement did not say where exactly the note was found or what county building it was adjacent to.
Officers and investigators worked with businesses and people in the downtown area. With help from surveillance cameras, the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office, NET43, the Kosciusko County Probation Department, Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory and the Indiana State Police, Warsaw investigators determined Henson was the suspect that made the bomb threat.
Authorities said that reasonable suspicion turned to probable cause after obtaining a search warrant.
Police executed a search warrant at 504 E. Fort Wayne St., apartment 2, where Henson was taken into custody without incident.
During that search, additional evidence was located adding to this investigation.
Warsaw Police expressed appreciation to all those who helped in the incident and said there is no longer any safety concern.