Man arrested for bomb threat at Milford business

A Bridgeport man was arrested for allegedly calling in a bomb threat at a Milford business this week.

Police said that on Nov. 19, the Milford Police Department received a 911 call from a business at 66 Erna Avenue, which a directory identifies as Colonial Coatings, in which a bomb threat was made.

The caller stated, “Bomb, first floor,” and then hung up the phone, police said.

Milford police, with the assistance of the Connecticut State Police Bomb Squad, secured the building and checked for explosive devices. The building was checked and no explosive devices were found, police said.

Further investigation led to a suspect being named, and after a short time contact was made with Wilfredo Garcia, 22, of 129 Black Rock Avenue, Bridgeport. Garcia admitted to officers that he made the bomb threat in an attempt to delay a female acquaintance from losing her job at the business, police said.

Garcia is being charged with falsely reporting an incident to police and breach of peace. He was able to post a $5,000 bond and is due in Milford Superior Court on Dec. 15.