Man Arrested In NMSU Bomb Threat

Las Cruces – Officers with the NM State Police Carlsbad Office arrested John D. Carrasco based on a warrant obtained by the NMSU Police Department for allegedly making a bomb threat.

State Police Officers arrested Carrasco, 22 years old, in Carlsbad. Carrasco is charged with making a bomb threat on October 1, 2009, allegedly claiming there was a bomb in the Clara Belle Williams English Building on the NMSU Las Cruces campus. Investigation by the NMSU Police indicates Carrasco placed the call in an attempt to have the building evacuated.

The charges against Carrasco are:
Making a Bomb Threat (4th Degree Felony)
Use of a Telephone to Terrify, Intimidate, Threaten, Harass, Annoy, or Offend (misdemeanor)

Carrasco is being held in the Eddy County Detention Center under a $6,000 bond.

Carrasco was previously arrested and convicted of pulling a fire alarm in Garcia Hall Residence Center on October 22, 2006. He is a student at the NMSU Carlsbad campus, and will also face possible administrative discipline for the bomb threat charges.