Man barricades himself inside motel, makes bomb threat

Kern County deputies are investigating a bomb threat made at a Best Economy Inn and Suites in northwest Bakersfield, Calif., on Dec. 31, 2017. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

A man barricaded himself inside Best Economy Inn & Suites in northwest Bakersfield on Sunday and made a bomb threat, prompting evacuations.

Kern County deputies were called out shortly after 2 p.m. for a call of a man who had barricaded himself inside a room.

When they arrived, the man told deputies he had a bomb, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies called out a bomb squad and evacuated people from that motel and a nearby Motel 6.

Deputies were finally able to arrest the man and take him into custody. They did not find a bomb, and everyone was allowed to head back to their rooms.

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