American man arrested in connection with Taber bomb threats

By Lara Fominoff @LaraFominoff on Twitter - additional information from The Canadian Press
February 10, 2019 - 9:23am Updated: February 10, 2019 - 11:00pm

TABER -   A man from Illinois has been arrested in connection with at least five bomb threats in the Town of Taber late last week.

 The Horizon School Division confirmed the threats were aimed at L.T. Westlake Elementary School and the D.A. Ferguson/W.R Myers school complex.
As well, the local WalMart was threatened at least twice in 24 hours. At the time, police said they were investigating the source of the threats.
Late Saturday night (Feb. 9), Taber Police Chief Graham Abela issued a statement on social media indicating someone had been arrested.

Abela says the department worked with Medicine Hat Police, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.
Jackson County has a population of about 60,000 people and is southeast of the State Capital of Springfield.
The Sheriff's Office confirmed to Lethbridge News NOW it "dealt with the matter" early Sunday, Feb. 10.

A statement released by the Sheriff’s Office later in the day, indicated Justin Bagley of Elkville, Illinois, faces 10 counts of felony disorderly conduct and is being held in the Jackson County Jail.
Taber Chief Abela indicates the investigation continues and Taber police will speak to the media on Tuesday morning.   LNN will update the story as more information becomes available. 


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