Less than a week after two area schools received bomb threats, the Mobile Police Department believes it has apprehended the man responsible.According to a press release, 71-year-old Wilford Tracy was taken into custody this afternoon and was charged with making a terrorist threat.
The MPD identified Tracy as a person of interest in bomb threats that were phoned in to both Davidson High School and Murphy High School Monday.
Originally, when surveillance photos of a “person of interest” were released, police described the subject as someone in his 50s or 60s, driving a newer model Ford Focus.
Those photos apparently helped lead to Tracy’s arrest. On their Facebook page Wednesday afternoon, MPD Intelligence said thanks to the “quick thinking of a passerby that recognized the suspect and the vehicle, officers were able to take the suspect in custody without incident.”
According Mobile Metro Jail records, Tracy has two previous contempt of court charges related to child support payments and a first degree robbery charge in 2009.
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