Titusville Teen Arrested For Bomb Threat To Searstown Mall Last Weekend
By Space Coast Daily // August 3, 2017
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville Police Detectives have arrested a suspect in connection with the Searstown Mall bomb threat that occurred on Friday evening July 28.
The 17-year-old suspect, from Titusville, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with two felonies that included False Report Concerning Planting a Bomb and Violation of Juvenile Probation.
The investigation revealed that the suspect called police on the non-emergency phone line at around 10:15 p.m. and reported that a bomb had been planted at Searstown Mall located on 3550 South Washington Ave.
Police responded and secured the scene. Authorities evacuated approximately 120 movie patrons and movie theater staff, along with customers and staff at Valentino’s Italian Restaurant.
The building was thoroughly searched and concluded with negative results for any explosive device. The scene was cleared at approximately 11:50 p.m. Friday night.
Detectives followed investigative leads which resulted in evidence linking the suspect to the bomb threat, where the teen was subsequently arrested and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.
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