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Man Arrested After Authorities Say He Threat To Blow Up Ventura County Courthouse

A Ventura County man authorities say was upset over being convicted of a traffic violation is facing much bigger problems today, after they say he threatened to blow up a county courthouse.

Ventura County Sheriff’s office officials say Joshua Gibson of Oxnard made a threat against the courthouse at the county’s Juvenile Justice Center, and also threatened to shoot an officer. It prompted a search for a device Thursday morning, but nothing was found.

The 31 year old Oxnard man was arrested on a charge of making criminal threats.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.