Man Arrested for Threatening to Shoot and Blow Up a Police Car
Mount Vernon Police District – A 46-year-old man is facing charges for threatening to bomb and shoot a police car. An investigation determined that shortly after 5 a.m. on January 2, Virgil Snyder called the Mount Vernon District Station and spoke to an officer. The officer tried to communicate with him, but he was not being responsive. As a result, the call was transferred to the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC), or 9-1-1 call center, because the officer thought he may have needed assistance. When the call was received by the 9-1-1 call center, Snyder began to make statements about shooting and blowing up a police car with an officer inside. DPSC reported the incident and detectives were assigned to investigate. The investigation led to Snyder and he was arrested the following evening in the 11200 block of Fairfax Boulevard. He was charged with threatening to bomb or damage a means of transportation. Detectives do not believe there is any threat to public safety at this time.
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