Decatur Police arrest juvenile who allegedly made several recent bomb threats

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DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police have arrested a juvenile after investigating a number of bomb threats made to area stores since last week.

Police say the first threat was made against Kmart on Beltline Road. Decatur Police and Decatur Fire and Rescue responded to the store, and Kmart closed early that evening as a precaution. Police searched the building but didn’t find anything.

Over the next six days, five more bomb threats were called in to Kmart, Walmart and Kroger stores in Decatur.

Police investigated further and developed a suspect on Friday, September 25. They arrested a juvenile male, who is charged with two counts of making terrorist threats, as well as one count of rendering a false alarm. The juvenile’s age was not given.

The suspect is being held in the juvenile detention facility in Tuscumbia. More charges are pending.