MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 54-year-old man allegedly threatened to blow up three “important” buildings in Minneapolis if his demands weren’t met by authorities, according to police.

Hector Ivan Morell-Mendez of Minneapolis is in custody and is facing felony charges of terroristic threats and terroristic threats with a bomb threat. If convicted, he could face up to 7 years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint, on Tuesday, the Minnesota Emergency Communication Center (M.E.C.C.) received a 911 call from a man, later identified as Morell-Mendez, near the 1500 block of Newton Avenue North in Minneapolis.

Morell-Mendez allegedly said he was part of a terrorist organization and there were three bombs in three important buildings in Minneapolis. He said if his demands weren’t met, the buildings would be blown up in five days. He also said that if police got too close to him, he’d blow up two of the bombs and attack the officers with a bomb that he had on him.

The M.E.C.C. worked with police and traced Morell-Mendez’s cell phone. He was located and arrested near the corner of 16th Avenue North and Sheridan Avenue North. He still had his cell phone on him.

The complaint does not state whether or not any explosive devices were found on Morell-Mendez, or if there was any truth in his alleged claims.

Significant resources were used to find and arrest Morell-Mendez, according to police. Nearly a dozen squad cars were dispatched and the Minneapolis Bomb Squad was put on alert.

Comments (11)
  1. Jeff says:


    Pass It Around.

    1. Mark Lavalla says:

      Thanks I will

    2. Roger (that) says:

      This guy is probably an illegal immigrant. I say block all the borders and don’t allow ANYONE in! Yes sir!

  2. WHAT????? says:

    If you do not like it now would be a great time to move. I will help you pack and see you off if you would like. You can take the rest of the racist POS’s that we have with you and I would even be willing to pay for the bus.

    1. Roger (that) says:

      Your an idiot. The guy is obviously an illiegal immigrant who doesn’t like America. Get with the program, idiot. Think twice before you type another word.

    2. Roger (that) says:

      I say ship this nut back to his foreign country and BLOCK ALL BORDERS!

    3. Rita says:

      Start saving for that bus fare offer– I am soooooo ready . One FREAK after another — there is diversity and that is great ,but there are also these FREAKS popping up every few days –only in America !!! Oh , by the way I need more than bus fare — I have to head to Norway !!!

  3. Roger (that) says:

    This guy looks like he eats poop for a living! F****ing Osama Bin Ladin follower…

  4. Pate says:

    He faces only seven years if convicted? That’s not taking this nut seriously.

  5. Kevin says:

    More immigrants please…….liberal MN morons….keep them coming…….we have lots of ground space available….

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