DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) A 51-year-old man has been arrested after comments he made led to the evacuation of Dodge City’s public library.
Authorities emptied the library Thursday morning after staff members heard the man making alarming statements. A bomb squad was called in to inspect a suspicious package he left behind.
KWCH-TV reports officers determined the package did not contain anything hazardous. The man was questioned and later arrested on suspicion of making an aggravated criminal threat.
Authorities said library employees called police after hearing the man talking on a pay phone and making a reference to an explosive device going off in 15 minutes.
Nearby streets were closed to traffic during the investigation.