A man has been arrested after Mankato authorities say he falsely reported that he had received a bomb threat regarding the city’s marathon.
Officials with the Orono School District said a handwritten note containing a bomb threat was found at about 8 a.m. Tuesday on the property of Orono Middle School. Students were sent home for the day at about 11:30 a.m.
Two Apple Valley, Minn. schools were evacuated Friday afternoon after a bomb threat. Apple Valley Police say the threat was phoned in to Valley Middle School at about 1 p.m. District 196’s communications specialist says both Valley and Southview Elementary School, which are connected, were both evacuated.
An 18 year old is in the Carlton County Jail after being arrested for writing a bomb threat that led to the evacuation of Esko School on Tuesday. According to the Carlton County Sheriff’s office, Eddie Michael Edwards is suspected of leaving a written threat that was found around noon on Tuesday in the K-12 school. The building was evacuated, and everyone moved to a nearby church while bomb detection dogs were dispatched. The FBI was also involved in the situation.
A written bomb threat prompted the evacuation of the Esko School Tuesday afternoon, according to the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities said classes had to be canceled at a school north and west of the Twin Cities on Wednesday after a threat was made against the school. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a bomb threat at about 11:10 a.m.
Maple Lake Public Schools have canceled classes after a threat was left in a bathroom stall, according to officials. At approximately 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, a threat was found on a bathroom wall. In response, the school canceled classes for the rest of the day.
Minneapolis Police say that the bomb threat that temporarily closed Nicollet Mall Monday afternoon was a prank call. The bomb threat was called to the Walgreens on the 800 block of Nicollet Mall.
A Kmart in Grand Rapids was evacuated Saturday afternoon after a bomb threat, according to police. At 2:10 p.m., Grand Rapids Police responded to a reported bomb threat at the Kmart at 1111 Pokegama Ave. S. after employees received a call from someone claiming to have left a bomb somewhere in the store. Police closed, evacuated and thoroughly searched the store. Employees and customers were eventually allowed re-entry.
Authorities say they are investigating a pair of bomb threats that were received at Walgreens stores south of the Twin Cities late Wednesday morning. The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office said it received reports of bomb threats at Walgreens stores in Apple Valley and Rosemount.
Authorities said a portion of eastbound Highway 36 near Oak Park Heights in the east Twin Cities metro had to be closed Tuesday morning after suspicious devices were found in a strip mall. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said it received a report of a threat just after 5:30 a.m. on the south side of Highway 36 in the area of a strip mall in Oak Park Heights.
A Michigan man was charged Monday with 2nd-degree aggravated robbery after robbing a bank Saturday morning with a fake bomb – which shutdown a part of downtown Stillwater for hours. According to a complaint filed in Washington County, 65-year-old David Michael Tyler traveled from his town of Cheboygan, Mich. to Minnesota in order to rob a bank. Tyler says he decided to rob a bank because he owes $90,000 in child support payments and felt he had no other option.
The Minnesota State Patrol said one person is in custody and a bus was evacuated on Interstate 94 near Woodbury after a passenger made comments about bombs. Authorities said a Greyhound bus headed for Chicago, Ill., was stopped on eastbound I-94 near Radio Drive Thursday afternoon after it was reported that a passenger made comments and references about bombs to other passengers and the bus driver.
A federal indictment accuses a 22-year-old man of making bomb threats at the Mall of America and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The indictment issued Tuesday charges Dana William Ashey with two counts of false information and hoaxes.
With a community still reeling after a school shooting hoax, officials say New Prague Area Schools received a bomb threat Thursday, which forced student evacuations.