Judiciary bomb threat called in by a no-show defendant


23-year-old Rita Camacho Flores called in bomb and active shooter threats last week after not showing up to a self-surrender court hearing.

Guam – As it turns out, the bomb threat that caused the Judiciary of Guam to go on lockdown last Wednesday was made by a defendant who did not show up for a court hearing.

According to a magistrate report, a female caller, later identified as 23-year-old Rita Camacho Flores, called the Superior Court of Guam and informed a court employee that there were three bombs in the building. She added, “after the bombs explode, there will be someone shooting.” This caused the court to go on lockdown, while court marshals and probation officers took the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of building occupants.

Court documents say that caller ID revealed that the call came from a prepaid cell phone, which police traced to Flores. Police reported that Flores was scheduled to self-surrender in court that day, but did not appear for her hearing.

She was charged with terroristic conduct as a third-degree felony.