PETERBOROUGH-An investigation between the Boston Police Department (BPD), 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 man in connection with multiple bomb threats targeting several Boston area locations.
Police say beginning on September 9, 2022, a series of bomb threats were transmitted online to Boston Children’s Hospital. Over the next four days police allege 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.
BPD Investigators made contact with authorities in Canada, sharing their findings with members of the Peterborough Police Service on September 13, 2022.
As a result of this coordinated effort, a 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 in Canada.
Kimble is charged in Canada with:
- Public Mischief x12
- False Information X12
- Failing to Comply with a Probation Order
It is unclear, what if any charges he will face in the US.
Kimble was charged with similar incidents in Ontario and BC in 2021. He was found Not Criminally Responsible after being diagnosed with schizophrenia. He was sentenced to spend time at the St Lawrence Valley Correctional and Treatment Centre.