INFORMATION RELEASE

Subject: Bomb Threat at MSHS Laconte
Date: 2021-02-10
From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #210210-002
Summary:

On 02/10/21, at about 6:12 AM, the Juneau Police Department received a 911 call from employees of the Alaska Ferry Terminal, located in the 13000 block of  Glacier Highway, reporting that a man had driven a blue Toyota Tundra past the barricades at a high speed, onto the M/V LeConte. The man did not have a ticket and was refusing to leave the vessel. As ferry employees approached the man and were telling him he needed to leave the vessel, the man made a comment about a bomb. The comment was not a direct threat, nor did the man say he had a bomb, but it created a lot of concern with everyone on the vessel. The man then stated that if the ferry employees didn't back away, he would pull a gun on them. The man then reached into his jacket as though to grab a firearm.

JPD arrived and made contact with the man on the back of the M/V LeConte. The man was taken into custody without further incident. The man was identified as 39-year-old Juneau resident Adam Jason Bahr. Bahr was unarmed at the time of contact. Bahr told police that he didn't have a firearm and it was just a joke. Bahr also claimed to be a federal agent, which he is not.

Officers checked Bahr's vehicle and no firearms or explosives were located. The US Coast Guard was notified about the threat and they sent over a team to search the M/V LeConte for explosives; none were located. The Juneau FBI office was also notified of this incident.

Bahr was placed under arrest for assault and criminal trespass. He was taken to the jail and held on $500 bail.

For additional details, please see the information release by the Alaska Department of Transportation.

All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues. Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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