Worcester, Massachusetts, Police Arrest Man Who Made a Bomb Threat Inside Public Library

Police arrested 19-year-old Roberto Lopez

Worcester, Massachusetts, police arrested a man who made a bomb threat inside the Worcester Public Library on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the police department, officers responded to the library located at 3 Salem Square for a report of a bomb threat.

Once on scene, officers observed a member of the library staff standing next to an unknown male as well as a backpack nearby.

Officers directed people further back to a safer distance.

The staff member informed the officers that the male next to him was in possession of the backpack and was involved in making a bomb threat.

Roberto Lopez, age 19, of 25 Queen Street, told the officers the backpack was his and added that there were stereo parts inside but no bomb.

Officers learned Lopez informed a female in the building that he had a bomb in the backpack.

Library staff members escorted Lopez out of the building soon after.

Officers went through the backpack and found stereo speakers, cell phones, wires, and an amplifier.

Lopez was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of a Hoax Device, Threats causing Evacuation or Disruption, and Making Bomb threats.

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