17-year-old arrested after bomb threat made to Madison McDonald's

MADISON, Ind. (WHAS11) – A 17-year-old was arrested after he called in a bomb threat to a Madison, Ind. McDonald’s, according to Dan Thurston, the Madison Police Department Chief of Police.

A manager at the McDonald’s got the call from a person inquiring if that McDonald’s was near the high school. When the manager told the caller it was, the male caller said he was going to blow the place up and also said something about shooting people at the restaurant, Thurston said.

The restaurant was then evacuated and locked down.

The Madison Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana,
State Police and Kentucky State Police bomb detection K9 responded to the scene. No device or evidence of a device was located.

The phone records of the call were obtained and it was discovered the call came from a location in Hanover, Ind.

Officers were able to locate an address the call came from and when they went to the address the phone used to make the call was found. It was in possession of a 13-year-old.

The Thurston said a 17-year-old had borrowed the phone earlier. Once the 17-year-old was located and questioned, he admitted to making the threat as a prank, according to Thurston.

The 17-year-old is charged with intimidation.

This case is under further review by the Jefferson County, Ind. Prosecutor’s Office.



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