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Teen's alleged bomb threat evacuates Flower Mound Town Hall

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Courtesy: Town of Flower Mound Courtesy: Town of Flower Mound
FLOWER MOUND, Texas -

A bomb threat forced the evacuation of Flower Mound Town Hall and other buildings this afternoon, officials said.

According to Flower Mound police, an 18-year-old Flower Mound resident published the threat on his Twitter account. They said someone saw the tweet and alerted them by 1:09 p.m.

About 20 minutes later, officials ordered an evacuation of Town Hall, the Shirley Voirin Social Senior Center and the Cross Timbers YMCA, police said.

Additionally, eastbound traffic on Cross Timbers Road was diverted during the investigation.

At 2:18 p.m. police arrested the suspect and charged him with making a terroristic threat, a misdemeanor.

The evacuation was lifted at about 2:30 but the investigation is ongoing, police said.

The threat was the second of three in North Texas on Tuesday.

A North Dallas FannieMae office was also the subject of a bomb hoax earlier in the morning. And the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Dallas was also evacuated because of a bomb threat.

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