Man, 81, arrested for bomb threat at Coventry Town Hall

This is a photo of Coventry Town Hall. (WLNE)

COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) — An 81-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for making a bomb threat at Coventry Town Hall.

Police said they responded to Town Hall at about 10:30 a.m. after Gilbert Dion threatened to blow up the building with dynamite.

Lt. Alexander DeMolles said when officers arrived, they quickly learned that there was no credibility to the bomb threat.

Town Hall was then evacuated, checked, and closed for the day.

DeMolles said Dion was arraigned in Kent County District Court on a single count of “placing of explosive devices — threats.”

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