BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -- A New York City man has been arrested in connection to the bomb threat called in to the headquarters of gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino in April, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
Officials confirmed with Eyewitness News that 63-year-old Miles J. Fisher has been charged with conveying false information after he called in a bomb threat to Carl Paladino's campaign headquarters on April 13.
If convicted, Fisher could face a maximum of 5 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
The campaign manager for 'Paladino for the People' released the following statement:
"Today we were pleased to learn a New York City man was arrested in
connection with the bomb threat phoned in to Carl Paladino's campaign
office April 13, 2010. The caller claimed to be a part of “a black
militant group” and said he was “going to bomb all of you." The threat
forced over 700 people to evacuate Buffalo's historic Ellicott Square
Building, fearing a bomb was in the building.
Miles J. Fisher, 63, was charged by the U.S. Attorney’s office in
Buffalo with falsely calling in the bomb threat and could face five
years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both. Fisher has an extensive
police record and has been arrested 37 times in the past including
crimes of violence or threatened violence.
The men and women of law enforcement, especially those involved in the joint investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the
Buffalo Police that resulted in this arrest, are everyday heroes. They
have the heartfelt appreciation of the Paladino family and the thanks
of hundreds of people affected by this threat.”