Man arrested for making bomb threat at Islamic center in Texas capital

February 17, 2015 19:02

AUSTIN - A man in his 50s was arrested for making threats on Tuesday to bomb an Islamic center in Austin and a restaurant specializing in Middle Eastern food, Austin police said.

No bombs were discovered at the locations in different parts of the city and police are considering whether to bring terrorism charges against the man, who was not immediately identified.

"Our bomb squad responded and cleared both sites," said Jennifer Herber, a spokeswoman for the Austin police, adding the man may be mentally disturbed

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