Arrest made after alleged childcare center bomb threat

Arrest made after alleged childcare center bomb threat

KCSO: threats stemmed from argument with employee of the childcare center

A 44-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly threatened to “blow up” the Bremerton Kindercare Center after a verbal dispute with an employee of the learning center.

According to a Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office certificate of probable cause, one of the Kindercare Center employees initially reported a bomb threat. The employee told authorities that Aaron Axsom told her over the phone that if she did not come outside he was going to “blow up the building.”

According to court documents, the employee got out of Axsom’s car after an argument and returned to the building, which resulted in Axsom attempting to call her numerous times. The employee reportedly ignored the calls, but eventually picked up the phone, which resulted in Axsom making the threat to blow up the building, documents read.

Axsom’s threat was quoted as saying “if you don’t come out in five to 10 minutes I am going to blow up the building,” according to a certificate of probable cause. The Director of the Bremerton Kindercare Center reportedly locked down the building for safety reasons as she felt the building, which included children and staff, was threatened.

Axsom denied making the threat, citing it was a “miscommunication” and that the employee had either heard him wrong or misunderstood what he was saying, according to documents. Later, Axsom told law enforcement that he had said “bomb” to the employee in the parking lot of the learning center. He was placed into custody and booked for two counts of threats to bomb with a bail of $100,000.

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