Jesse Carroll, of Middletown, charged after Freehold AMC bomb hoax

A Middletown man was charged with making two bomb threat hoaxes at the Freehold AMC movie theater.

A Middletown man was charged with making two bomb threat hoaxes at the Freehold AMC movie theater. (12/18/15)

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP - A Middletown man has been charged with making two bomb threats that forced the evacuation of the Freehold AMC movie theater twice this week.

Jesse Carroll, 22, was charged with two counts of public false alarm. Investigators say Carroll left threatening notes in the men’s restroom of the movie theater on Monday evening and Friday morning. The note found Friday said “I’m coming for blood; 4 p.m. bomb, 6 p.m. empty mag in guests,” according to investigators.

The theater was evacuated after each note was found. Both times law enforcement officials found no explosive devices of any kind. No one was hurt during the evacuations.

“Making bomb threats in a movie theater is nothing short of domestic terrorism,” Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said in a statement. “We have wasted too much time, money and resources with these dangerous and disruptive threats.”

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden echoed Gramiccioni’s statement. “The security of our homeland is a top priority and such false alarms and hoaxes will not be tolerated,” he said.

Carroll is in the Monmouth County Correctional Facility and is being held on $200,000 bail.

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Monmouth County Prosecutor Detective Pamela Riccardi - 1-800-533-7443

Freehold Township Police Detective Daniel Valentine - 732-462-7908

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