Man charged with calling in bomb threats to Bergen Community College

ByEyewitness News via WABC logo
Thursday, November 21, 2019

PARAMUS, New Jersey (WABC) -- A man is under arrest on charges of calling in bomb threats to a college in New Jersey.

18-year-old Nicholas Donnarumma of Saddle Brook is charged with terroristic threats and false public alarm.

Police say that on Monday, Donnarumma placed two calls to the Paramus Police Department claiming that a bomb was planted at Bergen Community College.

First responders determined that the calls were false and there was no emergency at the college.

An investigation to trace the calls led to Donnarumma, police said.

Detectives said he had placed a similar call to Saddle Brook police Oct. 27 claiming that a bomb had been planted at a local business.

He was released pending a first appearance in court Dec. 4.

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On Monday, November 18, 2019, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Cyber

Crimes Unit was notified by the Paramus Police Department that an unknown telephone

caller using technology to anonymize his calling line identity ("caller ID") placed two

telephone calls to the Paramus Police Department claiming that there was a bomb on the

campus of Bergen Community College ("BCC"). First responders, including the Paramus

Police Department, the Bergen County Sheriff's Office, the Bergen County Bomb Squad,

the Bergen County Regional SWAT Team, and the Paramus Fire Department all

responded and subsequently determined that the calls were false and there was no

emergency at BCC. Members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Cyber Crimes

Unit and the Bergen County Sheriff's Office initiated an investigation to trace the calls.

As a result of the investigation, it was determined that NICHOLAS DONNARUMMA

placed these two telephone calls to the Paramus Police Department claiming a bomb was

planted at BCC. In addition, detectives determined that NICHOLAS DONNARUMMA also

placed a similar telephone call to the Saddle Brook Police Department on October 27,

2019 claiming a bomb had been planted at a local business which similarly triggered the

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