Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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October 17, 2013

Man who threatened to bomb Richlands area schools arrested by Tazewell County authorities

RICHLANDS, Va. —  A Tazewell County man was arrested without incident Wednesday night after detectives with the Richlands, Va., Police Department received information related to a substantial bomb threat to the Richlands area public schools.

Frankie Edward Smith, 52, of Richlands was arrested late Wednesday on two counts of threatening to bomb or burn a public building, according to a press release issued by Richlands Police Lt. R.W. Brown. Police are not releasing information as to how the threats were received.

The Virginia State Police also participated in the arrest.

For more information on the arrest, see Friday’s edition  of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.


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