A San Diego County Sheriff’s Cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

A domestic violence suspect made bomb threats while being arrested at a North County home Tuesday, prompting a several-hour lockdown at a nearby school while authorities searched the residence and determined that the provocative statements were unfounded.

The allegedly abusive and intoxicated man made the menacing comments to deputies while they took him into custody in the 28000 block of North Lake Wohlford Road about 10:30 a.m., according to sheriff’s officials.

Administrators secured all students in their classrooms at Valley Center Middle School while an ordnance-handling team searched the house just north of the campus, Sgt. Frank Gallardo said.

All students were safe at all times and were given lunch inside their classrooms, according to officials with Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District.

Shortly after 1 p.m., deputies gave the school an all-clear to lift the lockdown. Bomb squad personnel completed their search of the home about a half-hour, finding no explosive materials, the sergeant said.

The suspect’s name was not immediately available.

— City News Service

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