Police arrest man after false report of bomb at Wal-Mart

December 16, 2015 in News

police-car-crime-scene-tape-graphicjpg-91d108052a626440HOLLY SPRINGS, Mississippi (AP) — Police have arrested a man following a bomb threat made against a Wal-Mart in Holly Springs.

The Clarion-Ledger reports 49-year-old Gregory Harris was booked Sunday on a charge of false reporting of a bomb or weapon of mass destruction.

The Holly Springs Police Department said in a Facebook post officials received a call Sunday afternoon regarding a bomb in the store. When they arrived, employees told them that an angry customer said he had placed a bomb in the back of the store set to go off in 30 minutes.

Officers evacuated the store and bomb sniffing dogs conducted searches. No explosives were found.

Harris has been housed at Marshall County Sheriffs’ Department pending an appearance by the judge. It isn’t clear if he has an attorney.