Paterson woman pleads guilty to calling in fake bomb threats: ‘There’s a bomb in the building, run.’ | Paterson Times

Paterson woman pleads guilty to calling in fake bomb threats: ‘There’s a bomb in the building, run.’


A city woman has admitted to calling in hoax bomb threats against the Camden Federal Courthouse and Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton.

Amdije Toska, 40-year-old, pleaded guilty to a single count of hoax bomb threats on Friday, authorities said. She faces a maximum of five years in prison and fine of $250,000.

Toska called the Clerk’s Office at the Camden Federal Courthouse on Jan. 12, 2018 and said there was a bomb in the building. Court employee who answered the phone recognized Toska as a civil litigant in a case assigned to a district court judge. This judge had issued an order directing Toska to cease all communications with the Clerk’s Office and allowed employees of the office to disconnect future calls from her.

“There’s a bomb in the building, run,” Toska said in a second call to the Clerk’s Office. Camden County Police, U.S. Park Service (Philadelphia Office) and Camden County Sheriff’s Office responded to the courthouse with K-9 units to investigate the threat.

Toska called in a third bomb threat on the same day. An employee asked why she was making bomb threats against the building.

“The judge is torturing me, so I am torturing you, an eye for an eye,” Toska replied. At the same time, she was also torturing employees at the Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton.

Toska’s false bomb threat prompted the evacuation of the building.

“I have had enough of being ignored I am prank calling the entire world,” Toska wrote on her Facebook page on the same day.

She made similar posts on Twitter.

“I just called Doj in DC, Camden courts and Njtpd lawyer and told them there’s a bomb in the building then I hung up…There is no bomb but I will continue to scare them until I am heard…I want JUSTICE DAMMIT,” Toska wrote in a Twitter post. “I’m not gonna stop calling the courts/doj/or njt lawyer and telling them there’s a bomb in the building. I will make them suffer by getting them scared. Let them shit in their pants for days. Idgaf….I want JUSTICE.”

Toska is scheduled to be sentenced on Jul. 18, 2019.

  • SamiAm

    What are they going to do about these cops drinking at Mexican bar and Grill in Paterson on McBride Avenue drinking on the job

    • bigron

      That's not the right question. What are you going to do about it? I'd suggest you call up the new police chief or the FBI in Woodland Park and provide evidence.