Man Identified 18-year-old Richard Clay Arrested After Tanglewood Mall Bomb Threats.

Man Identified 18-year-old Richard Clay Arrested After Tanglewood Mall Bomb Threats

A man has been arrested in relation to the recent bomb threats at Tanglewood Mall, according to police.


Roanoke County Police say that the mall was given the “all clear” Monday morning.

An investigation into who called in the threat led to 18-year-old Richard Clay, who is from Rockford, Illinois.

Police say he was arrested and charged with two felony counts of communicating a threat to bomb.

He is currently being held at the Roanoke County Jail without bond.

Anyone with additional information should call the Criminal Investigations Division of the Roanoke County Police at 540 777-8641, the Emergency Communication Center at 540 562 3265 or the Roanoke Valley Crime Line at 540 344 8500.

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UPDATE: Roanoke County Police say that Tanglewood Mall has been given the “all clear” following bomb threats on Sunday.

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Roanoke, VA  – Police in Roanoke are trying to figure out who called in multiple bomb threats to a local mall.

Officials say the calls started coming in to Tanglewood Mall around 4:45 p.m. Sunday.

Security officers evacuated the mall.

K-9s were brought in, and we’re told crews were searching each store in the building.

Roanoke County police, Roanoke City police and state police are conducting a joint investigation.

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