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Bomb threat made against Warren Theatre

Posted at 8:12 AM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 13:24:36-05

A Tulsa man is jail after police say he made multiple bomb threats Thursday afternoon.

Broken Arrow police arrested 41-year-old Timothy Lair at Warren Theatre Thursday afternoon shortly after 2:30 p.m.

According to Cpl. Leon Calhoun, public information officer with the Broken Arrow Police Department, Lair was not armed when police arrested him.

Calhoun says the threat made against Warren Theatre was Lair's second that day. 

Lair, according to BAPD, made his first bomb threat at Walmart near near East 121st Street South and South Elm Place. They say he told an employee that there was a bomb in the building and everyone needed to get out of the Walmart.

Then, according to police, Lair left for Warren Theatre, where police arrested him.

BAPD Chief of Police, David Boggs, said no threat was ever posed to the public yesterday.

“While notable events around the nation always tend to give us pause when questionable things happen locally, every situation must be evaluated on its own merits.  It was the assessment of the officers on the scene that while Mr. Lair’s statements were illegal and inflammatory, no members of the public were ever in any danger," said David Boggs, BAPD Chief of Police.

The VP of Operations at Warren Theatre also released a statement about the incident.

"At Warren Theatre we take the safety of our customers very seriously. As soon as we were made aware of the situation last night we did a precautionary & thorough search of the theatre and nothing was found," said Dan Gray, VP of Operations, "We thank the off-duty BAPD officers who were working security last night and the BAPD Chief of Police for doing a wonderful job handling this event."

Lair is being held on $50,000 bond at the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center.

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