Bomb threat leads to quick capture; police say suspect used his own phone

April 14, 2014

By Staff

NEW — 2:40 p.m. April 14, 2014

Issaquah police arrested a 21-year-old man for making a bomb threat to the Ross clothing store April 13.

The threat led to the evacuation of businesses in the area of the 900 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard, according to a press release from the Issaquah Police Department.

The business received a telephone call from the man stating there was a bomb in the store. A search was conducted and nothing suspicious was located. Police Cmdr. Stan Conrad said the call allowed officers to quickly collar the suspect.

“He wasn’t very smart,” Conrad said. “He used his own phone for the call and they were able to use their equipment to find the suspect, whose number they had on file.”

Using that data, Conrad said officers called him in for questioning and he admitted to making the call.

“It’s a serious threat,” Conrad said.

The suspect is being held on suspicion of felony threats to bomb.

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