Multi-jurisdiction investigation leads to the arrest of a 42-year-old Peterborough man following multiple bomb threats in Boston, Massachusetts

An investigation between the Boston Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, and the Peterborough Police Service in Canada has led to the arrest of a 42-year-old Peterborough, Ontario, Canada man in connection with multiple bomb threats targeting several Boston area locations.

Beginning on September 9, 2022, a series of bomb threats were transmitted online to Boston Children’s Hospital. Over the next four days, several more bomb threats were transmitted and received at the Prudential Center, the Orpheum Theater, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Boston Public Library. All of these threats shared similar details and appeared to have originated in Canada based on the findings of Boston Police Department Investigators.

On September 13, 2022, BPD Investigators made contact with authorities in Canada, sharing their findings with members of the Peterborough Police Service. As a result of this coordinated effort, the suspect was ultimately identified as Joshua Kimble, 42, of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Peterborough Police Investigators then applied for and were granted an arrest warrant for the suspect as well as a search warrant for his residence.

On September 26, 2022, Kimble was placed under arrest. He is currently in custody while awaiting trial.

Kimble is charged in Canada with:

  • Public Mischief x12
  • False Information X12
  • Failing to Comply with a Probation Order

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