A 21-year-old man was arrested Friday afternoon for allegedly reporting a false bomb threat that shut down a community college for hours in Rancho Cucamonga Thursday.
Chaffey College student Jonathan Nicks said he saw a white man wearing a vest with anti-government slogans in possession of a bomb in his backpack.
"I seen the wiring, the different colors and as I made contact with the individual he grabbed his backpack... and he ran," Nicks had said Thursday.
Nicks said he ran to a classroom and told a teacher, who then called law enforcement. Within minutes school police placed all buildings on lockdown, keeping all students indoors.
Numerous law enforcement personnel arrived on campus, established a command post and conducted an extensive search of school. Officials searched the campus with high powered rifles and closed off all driveways leading into and out of the school, but no evidence of a threat was found.
A police investigation revealed that Nicks had provided false information to authorities. Nicks was then arrested for making a false bomb report.