Arrested: Schenectady Man Allegedly Threatened to Blow Up Walmart
The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office made a quick arrest on Sunday afternoon by arresting a man they say allegedly made a bomb threat that was aimed at the Walmart in Wilton. The man was charged with Making a Terroristic Threat which is a Class D Felony.
According to a news release from the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office, the alleged call came into the Walmart in Wilton shortly after 4 PM on Sunday, February 28th. That's when officials say that Gregory Craig, 64, from Schenectady made the call in which he allegedly threatened to "blow up the Walmart Store in the Town of Wilton."
According to the news release by the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office, Craig had an undisclosed incident inside that particular Walmart store earlier in the day. The release states that prior to making the terrorist threat, Craig needed to be removed from the store for "an unrelated incident."
Once the threat came in, Sheriffs from the Saratoga County K9 Unit were sent in and went to work. According to the release, they immediately evacuated the premises, and then secured and swept it.
According to the Saratoga County Sheriff's, Craig was apprehended in Ballston Spa a short time later while taking the bus back to Schenectady.
A bomb threat is a threat, usually verbal or written, to detonate an explosive device that could harm to a building, cause death or injuries or to incite fear. A threat is considered a threat regardless of whether or not such a bomb actually exists.
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