Man who tipped off police arrested for bomb scare

Luis Marin

A Port Isabel man who left a tip for police about a suspicious package has now been arrested.

Port Isabel Police Chief Gualberto Gonzalez confirmed that they have arrested Luis Marin in connection with a packaged labeled TNT.

The package was found at a shopping center in Port Isabel by Marin, where he then notified the authorities about the box.

He claimed his innocent to Action 4 News and said he did not realize he would be labeled a suspect for calling in the suspicious package.

Marin is being charged with making a terroristic threat, a third degree felony.