Big Island police have determined that a report of a gun threat Monday at a college campus in Hilo was unfounded.
The terroristic threatening case has been closed and the man who reported it, 25-year-old Louis H. Bartlow of Kalapana, has been charged with a crime.
On Monday morning, Bartlow, who claimed to be an employee of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, reported that he had been accosted on campus by a man with a firearm.
Investigation by detectives revealed that the incident did not occur and that Bartlow is not a university employee.
At 12:30 p.m. Thursday, police arrested Bartlow and charged him with false reporting to law enforcement authorities, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.
His bail was set at $500. He was being held at the Hilo police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Friday.
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