61°F
weather icon Partly Cloudy

Police: NM man made bomb threat to get girlfriend off work

LOVINGTON, N.M. — A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he made a bomb threat to a Family Dollar so his girlfriend could get off work.

Lovington police said Aaron Gutierrez was arrested Monday in connection with a phoned-in bomb threat in February.

The 26-year-old was arrested after police obtained phone records through search warrants.

According to investigators, Gutierrez called in the bomb threat to get his girlfriend off of work so he could see her.

He was charged with making an unlawful bomb scare and faces 18 months in jail.

It was not known if Gutierrez had an attorney.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Trump urges anti-abortion activists to stay united for 2020

President Donald Trump distanced himself from Alabama’s new abortion law by laying out differing personal views even as he urged anti-abortion activists to stay united heading into the 2020 election.

Across US, sex education re-examined amid #MeToo era

Lawmakers, educators and teens themselves are re-examining whether sex education should evolve to better address some of the issues raised by #MeToo

More companies handing over tech for China access, report says

The number of foreign companies that feel compelled to hand over technology in exchange for Chinese market access — an issue that sparked President Trump’s tariff fight — has doubled since two years ago, says a report.

Ukraine’s new leader sworn in, immediately dissolves parliament

Ukrainian TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy has sought to capitalize on his huge popularity, dissolving the country’s parliament Monday minutes after he was sworn in as president.

Trump says Iran will face ‘end’ if it keeps threatening US

President Donald Trump warned Iran early on Monday not to threaten the United States again or it’ll face its “official end,” shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

S. Korea promises to send aid to North quickly, may send food

South Korea vowed Monday to move quickly on plans to provide $8 million worth of medical and nutritional aid for North Korean children while it also considers sending broader food aid.