NOPD: Man accused of making bomb threats across New Orleans, including criminal court

NOPD: Man accused of making bomb threats across New Orleans, including criminal court
Jahvar Hooks is accused of reporting false shootings and making multiple bomb threats across New Orleans -- including one targeting the Orleans Parish Criminal Court house.

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A 35-year-old man is accused of making “numerous” bomb threats and other terrorizing claims throughout New Orleans, including one targeting the criminal court house on Tulane Avenue, according to NOPD.

Jahvar Hooks was booked into Orleans Justice Center jail Wednesday (April 17) with 33 counts of communicating false information of planned arson and 64 counts of criminal mischief, online court records show. He is also facing one terrorizing charge, according to court records.

According to NOPD, Hooks called in false reports of shootings in various locations in the city between March 31 and April 16, in addition to the multiple bomb threats.

Hooks was arrested Tuesday night in the 400 block of Bourbon Street, NOPD said.

He appeared in court Wednesday afternoon, where Orleans Parish Magistrate Commissioner Robert Blackburn set his bond at $98,000 and assigned a public defender to his case, court records show.

Anyone with any additional information about this case is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080.

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