Tucson woman arrested in bomb scare

2013-04-26T14:37:00Z 2013-04-26T14:41:13Z Tucson woman arrested in bomb scareArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A 46-year-old Tucson woman is facing a felony charge in connection with a bomb hoax that led to a large evacuation Thursday in midtown.

A charter school, a behavioral health center and other businesses were evacuated after a suspicious backpack was reported in a parking lot. One of the 911 calls was from a woman who claimed the bag contained a bomb, Sgt. Chris Widmer, a Tucson police spokesman, said in a news release Friday.

An explosives ordnance team used a device to tear open the backpack, which contained clothing and personal belongings.

Esther Bergin, who police say was the 911 caller making the false report, was booked into the Pima County jail on suspicion of making a hoax claim to police, a felony.

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