Norfolk man indicted for making bomb threats at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story

NORFOLK, Va. – A Norfolk man was indicted Wednesday for making bomb threats at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in August.

Allante Martanaze Arrington, 24, was indicted on six charges of Maliciously Conveying False Information.

According to court documents, Arrington was said to have used a cell phone to call the Commander Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Regional Dispatch Center emergency line, telling them that “three bombs will go off on base at 9:30” on August 2 in Virginia Beach.

At approximately 6:40 a.m. that day, the documents say Arrington called the Center again, saying, “I’m going to blow that b—- up at 9:30,” or words to that effect.

The documents also state that Arrington called the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story quarterdeck at approximately 11 a.m., telling them “there is a bomb on USS Gunston Hall at Pier 16.” He called the Rockwell Gym on the base at approximately 1 p.m., saying, “there is a bomb on Pier 16 near the USS Oak Hill,” or words to that effect.

At approximately 3:49 p.m., he called the stateroom of the Commanding Officer, USS Whidbey Island, saying, “there is a bomb onboard USS Whidbey Island.”

The documents also state that on August 17, Arrington called the Rockwell Gym once again at approximately 9:56 a.m., saying there were was “1000 bomb at parking lot of Whidbey Island.”

Arrington pleaded not guilty to making the threats on September 27. A trial by jury is set for November 28 at 10 a.m.

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