A bomb threat at 7:30 p.m. Thursday forced the occupants of a drug rehabilitation program on Scenic Avenue to evacuate the building they occupy.
The person who received the threatening telephone call said the suspect said, “There’s a bomb in your building,” and then hung up. The person who received the threat said the caller spoke in a low raspy tone, disguising his voice. The man did not know if he knew the suspect or not.
Berkeley Police Capt. Bobby Miller said the police searched the building and did not find a bomb. The police department has a three- or four-member bomb technician team with a supervisor. Miller said such threats usually are intended to aggravate and make people feel unsettled, and they achieve their purpose.