Zumbrota Teen Suspected of Calling in Apache Mall Bomb Threat
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- The Rochester Police Department says a southeast Minnesota teenager is suspected of calling in a bomb threat at the Apache Mall Sunday.
Rochester Police Captain Casey Moilalne said the threatening call was placed to the mall shortly before 2 p.m. Mall security then contacted law enforcement.
Moilanen said officers and an explosives-detection K9 swept the building and did not find a bomb on the property. During the search police determined the threatening call came from a 14-year-old boy living in Zumbrota.
The boy was not arrested but is expected to face charges for terroristic threats. Police say the boy was turned back over to his mother after speaking with officers.
The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Patrol, Rochester Fire Department and Mayo Clinic Ambulance also went to the scene. The mall had returned to normal activity by about 4:30 p.m.
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