UPDATE: Man who threatened airport taken to mental-health facilityPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX - The Valley man who allegedly threatened to crash a plane in downtown Phoenix is now in a mental-health facility.
Man who sparked Deer Valley Airport lockdown caught - The Valley man who allegedly threatened to crash a plane in downtown Phoenix is now in a mental-health facility.
Police believe that David Cambron, 49, is responsible for making the threats in at least three calls to a Magellan Health Care crisis hotline Tuesday.
During the first call at 8:15 a.m., Cambron reportedly threatened to crash a plane into a building in downtown Phoenix. He also talked about committing "suicide by cop," said Detective James Holmes of the Phoenix Police Department in a new release. Cambron reportedly indicated that if he were confronted by police, it would come down to a gun fight.
In addition, Cambron reportedly talked about Deer Valley Airport. That prompted police to put the airport on a partial lockdown. While flights were not restricted, police were controlling access in and out of the parking lot.
Resource from the Phoenix and Scottsdale police departments, as well, as federal agencies mobilized to find Cambron.
Officers arrested Cambron shortly before 9 p.m. near 27th Avenue and Bell Road.
Police records show that Cambron, who revealed in his calls to the hotline that he was unemployed and distraught, has a history of criminal and civil offenses.
It's not clear yet what charges Cambron might face, but police said disorderly conduct and weapons violations could be possibilities.
Cambron was taken to a county health facility where he undergoing a psychological evaluation.