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A man in Washington has been arrested after he allegedly called 911 and made a bomb threat because his mother refused to let him smoke marijuana, according to authorities.

Around 5 p.m. on Nov. 29, dispatchers from 911 received a call from 20-year-old Patrick Ahern, who said he “created a bomb that was about to explode in 10 minutes,” according to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.

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Ahern reportedly asked law enforcement to come to his home in Sequim, officials said.

Deputies, however, spoke to Ahern on the phone and determined there was no bomb, officials said.

A subsequent investigation into the incident determined Ahern called 911 and made the bomb threat because his mother allegedly “wouldn’t allow him to smoke marijuana,” authorities said.

Police also spoke with Ahern’s legal guardian, who was present in Ahern's home at the time of the call, and the guardian confirmed Ahern “never had a bomb.”

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Authorities searched the property and found no threat.

Ahern was arrested and was being held in the Clallam County Jail on a $10,000 bond, officials said.

He faces charges of threats to bomb or injure property.


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