Kenton Man Arrested in Connection to Walmart Bomb Threat

Posted on August 21, 2020

A Kenton man was arrested in connection to a bomb threat at Walmart in Kenton Thursday evening.


According to the report from the Kenton Police Department, the store received a phone call in reference to a bomb threat at just before 5:15.


After a short delay, the Police Department was contacted and officers arrived at the store.


The Kenton Fire Department was called to the building at around 5:30.


All shoppers and employees were evacuated and the building was secured.


The Allen County Bomb Squad was dispatched, and using bomb sniffing dogs a sweep of the building was conducted but nothing was found.


At just before 6 Thursday evening, officers arrived at the suspect’s residence and arrested 54 year old Paul T. Keen.


He is facing a felony count of inducing panic.


Employees were allowed back in at around 8:30, but the store remained closed for the evening.

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