KCSO arrests man after report of bomb threat in Northwest Bakersfield

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The Kern County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man, following a bomb threat at a local hotel in Northwest Bakersfield.

According to officials, Ronald Burt, 56, called KCSO around 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, stating he had a bomb at the Best Economy Inn and Suites.

KCSO said the man told them he barricaded himself in his room and that nobody enter the room or he would detonate the bomb.

Deputies evacuated the nearby area and hotel. Officials said they were on the phone with him, and after negotiating with him, he came out on his own and was arrested.

No bomb-making material or bomb were found in the room, according to KCSO. However, officials said they found a small amount of marijuana and a replica handgun that was modified to look real.

Ten cases have been filed against Burt, according to court records.

Burt is facing a felony charge of a false bomb report to an officer. His bail is set at $200,000 and is due in court Wednesday, Jan. 3.

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