Fort Smith Man Facing Terroristic Threatening Charges After Bomb Threat

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Fort Smith man is facing terroristic threatening charges after claiming he had a bomb, according to Lt. Wes Milam.

Police responded to 3900 block of North O Street Wednesday (Jan. 24) at about 8:40 a.m. regarding threats made by Justin Schalski, 27.

Schalski said he was in possession of a bomb and was going to use it at his house, Milam said.

Milam said Schalski gave police consent to search his house. Police found a small container consisting of firecrackers and black powder, according to Milam.

The bomb squad took possession of and disassembled the device, Milam said.

Schalski is now facing charges of terroristic threatening.