Lebanon bomb threat suspect dies after crash in Montgomery County

Lebanon bomb threat suspect dies after crash in Montgomery County
A bomb threat has evacuated the Lebanon city building. (Source: FOX19 NOW)

DAYTON, Ohio (FOX19) - The suspect wanted after calling in a bomb threat to the Lebanon City Building on March 2 died after a crash in Montgomery County.

An arrest warrant was issued for William James Thomas, 38, of Waynesville, in connection with the bomb threat, Chief Jeffrey Mitchell wrote on Facebook on March 17.

After the warrant was issued, Chief Mitchell says they learned that Thomas had been critically injured following a crash.

On March 5, deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office saw a car that matched the description of one that had been stolen, a spokesperson for the department says.

Christine Ton says deputies attempted a traffic stop but did not pursue the vehicle. Shortly after, they happened upon the crash site.

The Montgomery County Coroner confirms Thomas died on March 16 as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

The Lebanon City Building at 50 S. Broadway Street was evacuated after police say calls came into two different city employees stating a bomb would go off in 15 minutes.

Surrounding roads were closed and other buildings were also evacuated. No bomb was found.

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