Mankato official: 1 arrest after false bomb report
Man falsely reports he received bomb threat regarding city's marathon
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A man has been arrested after Mankato authorities say he falsely reported that he had received a bomb threat regarding the city’s marathon.
City spokeswoman Shelly Schulz says a 911 caller told the Nicollet County Sheriff’s office he had received an anonymous call saying four bombs had been placed on the Sunday race route.
Schulz said authorities identified the caller and worked with his phone provider to determine that he never received any such threat.
The man was arrested Saturday on probable cause of terroristic threats, a felony.
The Associated Press is not naming the man because he has not been formally charged.
The CEO of the race-management company says the marathon will continue as scheduled.
Schulz said explosive-detection dogs have walked the route and extra security will be employed.