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Man charged with bomb threats at MOA

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May 15, 2013 at 6:45 am

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) A federal indictment accuses a 22-year-old man of making bomb threats at the Mall of America and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

The indictment issued Tuesday charges Dana William Ashey with two counts of false information and hoaxes.

An affidavit filed in the case says airport police received a threat on April 12 warning that a bomb would go off within the hour.

The same day, authorities say a similar threat was phoned in to Mall of America security stating a bomb had been placed in a restroom.

The court document says later that day, security received a second bomb threat and traced the call to a man inside the mall. That man was later identified as Ashey. No bombs were found in either location.

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