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UPDATE: Christiansburg Man Charged in Bomb Threat

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Update 11/8/13

Police have released new details on the suspicious device taken from Caleb Haxton's home.

According to the sergeant who oversees the 6th Division Bomb Squad Unit for State Police, the device was X-rayed and thought to possibly be an IED.

It was rendered safe, and the remnants were sent to a crime lab to determine what substances were used to create it.

Those results are expected to be back within the next four weeks.


A Christiansburg man has been charged after he allegedly threatened to bomb the rental unit he was being evicted from and police found a suspicious device in his home.

Police say Caleb Elijah Haxton, 20, told someone that he had placed a bomb in his residence on Alleghany Street. Haxton is facing eviction from the home.

Christiansburg police were contacted just before 10 p.m. Wednesday night regarding the alleged threat. Investigators from the Christiansburg Police Department and Virginia State Police Bomb Squad Unit executed a search warrant at Haxton's home.

A suspicious device was located at the residence.  It was disabled early Thursday morning and will be sent to the state lab for analysis.

Haxton has been charged with making threats to bomb, a class 5 felony. Further charges are pending the outcome of lab analysis.

Haxton is currently being held in the Montgomery County Jail without bond.