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Press Release

Man Indicted for Fake Bomb Threats

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

DENVER—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces that Matthew Cook, age 33, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of 18 U.S.C. § 1038(a)(1) for falsely conveying on two occasions that there was a bomb at a store in Parker, Colorado.

According to the indictment, on or about July 26, 2023, Cook falsely conveyed that there was a bomb at a grocery store in Parker, Colorado.  Then, on or about August 17, 2023, Cook falsely conveyed that there was a bomb at a big box store in Parker, Colorado.

This case is the result of investigative coordination between the Parker Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Cramer-Babycz.

The charges contained in the indictment are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Case Number: 23-cr-0448-CNS

Updated November 20, 2023