Man arrested after bomb threat


Last updated 6/23/2021 at 9:23am | View PDF

A man was arrested last Friday after a section of the Lorson Ranch neighborhood was evacuated due a bomb threat.

Ultimately, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deemed the area clear and arrested Anderson Lee Aldrich, 21, who was charged with two counts of felony menacing and three counts of first-degree kidnapping.

At approximately 1:56 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a bomb threat in the 9800 block of Rubicon Drive. The reporting party said her son was threatening to cause harm to her with a homemade bomb, multiple weapons and ammunition. The woman was not in the home at the time when she made the call and was not sure where her son was.

Deputies responded to the home and after further investigation realized the suspect, Aldrich, was in the 6300 block of Pilgrimage Road, approximately 1 mile from the address on Rubicon Drive.

“Our deputies contacted the suspect by phone and he refused to comply with orders to surrender,” an EPSO spokesperson said. “Our Tactical Support Unit, which includes the Regional Explosives Unit, arrived, and took over the scene.”

At approximately 4:15 p.m., as a precaution, deputies began evacuating approximately 10 homes in the area. Around 4:39, an emergency text notification was also sent out to homes within a 1/4-mile radius of the address.

At 5:46, the Crisis Negotiations Unit was successful in getting Aldrich to comply with orders. he walked out the front door of the home and was apprehended.

The Regional Explosives Unit cleared both homes and did not find any explosive devices.


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