Man arrested after bomb threat on county jail

A San Marcos man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly threatened to bomb the Hays County Jail during a phone call to the Hays County Sheriff’s Office 911 dispatch center.

Chance Bandy, 35, of San Marcos, was arrested for terroristic threat, which is a Class B misdemeanor. Bandy was transported to the Hays County Jail where he is waiting to be magistrated by a judge.

According to a Hays County press release, the HCSO received a 911 phone call around 9:26 a.m. Wednesday from a man who said he wanted to talk to a detective or sergeant.

When the dispatcher asked him some questions to find out more details and verify what was needed, the man became agitated and threatened to “bomb the jail,” according to the release. The man identified himself as Bandy during the call.

The HCSO went into lockout following the threat. Assistance was requested from the San Marcos Police Department and the Austin Police Department’s Bomb Squad.

The lockout was lifted after a thorough check of the parking lots and buildings at the sheriff’s office.

Bandy was located at his residence in San Marcos and was placed under arrest.

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