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Christiansburg man charged in bomb threat

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A Christiansburg man has been charged after he allegedly threatened to bomb the rental unit he was being evicted from and police found a suspicious device in his home.

Police say Caleb Elijah Haxton, 20, told someone that he had placed a bomb in his residence in the 0 block of Alleghany St.  Haxton is facing eviction from the home.

Christiansburg police were contacted just before 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night regarding the alleged threat.

Investigators from the Christiansburg Police Department and Virginia State Police Bomb Squad Unit executed a search warrant at Haxton's home.

A suspicious device was located at the residence.  It was disabled early Thursday morning and will be sent to the state lab for analysis.

Haxton has been charged with making threats to bomb, a class 5 felony.  Further charges are pending the lab analysis.

Haxton is currently being held in the Montgomery County Jail without bond.

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