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Man arrested after bomb threats to 2 Dodge City businesses

Published On: Mar 14 2014 04:54:37 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 17 2014 06:46:46 PM CDT
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DODGE CITY, Kan. -

Dodge City Police have filed charges along with the Ford County Attorney's Office against a man in regards to bomb threats called in to two different Dodge City businesses on March 11.

Deputy Chief Drew Francis says a 30-year-old former resident of Dodge City was arrested in Warrensville Heights, Ohio by their local police department. He was arrested on charges of aggravated criminal threat and two counts of criminal threat. 

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Authorities in Dodge City are looking into a series of bomb threats reported at two businesses.

The first incident was reported at Kentucky Fried Chicken, 1210 W Wyatt Earp Blvd., over the phone around 7:10 p.m. Tuesday. Officers worked with management to move customers out of the restaurant. Traffic was also controlled in the area during the investigation.

Officers found nothing suspicious.

A second bomb threat was called in to the Presto/Subway off Trail St. about 20 minutes later. Officers assisted with searching the store and surrounding area, but did not evacuate the building.

No explosive device was found.

The Dodge City Police Department continues to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call 620-225-8126 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime stoppers at 620-227-7867.

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