U.S. Attorney Don Cazayoux said William Bouvay, 42, was charged with one count of willfully conveying false information concerning the attempt to destroy property by means of explosives.
If convicted, Bouvay faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Bouvay also faces a state charge of communicating false information of a planned bombing and could serve up to 20 years of jail time if convicted of those charges.
Bouvay was arrested Tuesday night after investigators from multiple agencies were able to track down the deactivated cell phone Bouvay used to call 911 Monday.
Authorities say Bouvay admitted to making the call after he was taken into custody.