Kenton Man Arrested in Connection to Walmart Bomb Threat

A Kenton man was arrested in connection to a bomb threat at Walmart in Kenton Thursday evening.

 

According to the report from the Kenton Police Department, the store received a phone call in reference to a bomb threat at just before 5:15.

 

After a short delay, the Police Department was contacted and officers arrived at the store.

 

The Kenton Fire Department was called to the building at around 5:30.

 

All shoppers and employees were evacuated and the building was secured.

 

The Allen County Bomb Squad was dispatched, and using bomb sniffing dogs a sweep of the building was conducted but nothing was found.

 

At just before 6 Thursday evening, officers arrived at the suspect’s residence and arrested 54 year old Paul T. Keen.

 

He is facing a felony count of inducing panic.

 

Employees were allowed back in at around 8:30, but the store remained closed for the evening.

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