By Associated Press - Thursday, February 23, 2017

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Authorities say a man has been charged with calling in a bomb threat to the Wichita City Hall last week.

The Wichita Eagle ( ) reports that 42-year-old Joseph Cavender made his first appearance Wednesday in Sedgwick County District Court on the felony criminal threat charge. He is jailed in Sedgwick County on $50,000 bond.

Cavender was arrested Saturday after a Wichita police officer realized the phone number Cavender gave him as a witness to an unrelated disturbance call was the same as the one used to make the threat Friday morning. The threat indicated that a bomb had been placed at the government building.

Public defender Mark Rudy said he hadn’t had a chance to review the case.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle,

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