Naval Yard bomb hoaxers

Men face five years in prison.

Two Naval Yard Workers Arrested for Bomb Threats

A federal grand jury in San Diego has handed down indictments against two shipyard workers at BAE Systems’ San Diego Ship Repair Facility for making false bomb threats.

In separate instances, workers Robert Rubio and Joshua Rice allegedly scrawled the word “bomb” on surfaces within the shipyard, then reported the graffiti as a legitimate bomb threat. On September 24, Rubio, a welder with BAE’s yard, allegedly wrote the text “9-24-16 400 BOMB” within a compartment on the USS Cowpens while she was alongside for repairs. Rice, an employee of a local marine coatings contractor,  allegedly wrote the word “bomb” inside of a portable toilet on May 17.

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