Arrest Made In Series Of Bomb Threats In Royal Oak

WWJ News
October 05, 2019 - 11:55 am

ROYAL OAK (WWJ) - A 33-year-old Royal Oak resident is in police custody following a number of bomb threats to churches in the city.

Police say the nine churches received the threats Friday between 12:30 and 3 p.m. Each threat was sent via email, and the churches immediately contacted police.

Royal Oak police, along with members of the FBI, began an investigation leading to the arrest of a 33-year-old Royal Oak resident.

Police are continuing to work on the investigation.

The churches who reported receiving the emails are:

  • First Congregational Church, 1314 Northwood
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 730 S. Lafayette
  • Calvary Christian Church, 2203 E. Eleven Mile
  • Unity of Royal Oak, 2500 Crooks
  • Central Oaks Church, 2005 Rochester
  • Royal Oak First Methodist Church, 320 W. Seventh
  • Woodside Bible Church, 3620 Rochester
  • Starr Presbyterian Church, 1717 W. Thirteen Mile
  • St. John Episcopal Church, 26998 Woodward