Asbury Park police arrested a city man last week in connection with making terroristic threats.
Police said at approximately 920 a.m. June 1 they received a call from a female who identified herself as the mother of William Bailey. The female was requesting a welfare check of her son due to an alarming message he left her.
According to the caller, Bailey’s message was that he was going to shoot up a school, like in Texas. This prompted the Asbury Park Police Department to notify the school district, who in turn placed the schools in a lockdown status.
Bailey’s present Asbury Park address was checked which resulted in him not being located. A clothing description and photograph was relayed to units canvasing the city. He was located approximately 20 minutes later in the municipal lot.
He was taken into custody and charged with terroristic threats. He was also found to have an active warrant for his arrest out of Plainfield.. Due to additional statements and behavior he displayed, he was taken to a local hospital for a crisis evaluation. He currently remains in police custody.