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Man arrested in relation to Provo Towne Center Mall bomb threat

Nov 30, 2022, 9:30 AM

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PROVO, Utah — After a man was fired at Provo Towne Center Mall, he sent a text to his boss saying there is a bomb in the building, according to arrest documents. 

Forty-three-year-old Bryan Lind was fired after his employer believed him to be intoxicated on the job. 

According to police, they were able to track down Lind at his residence after his boss provided his driver’s license. 

Police subsequently found Lind walking in the street near his house where police say he failed to listen to comply with their commands. 

Officers asked Lind to stop however, he picked up his pace leading police to take him to the ground. Initially, police allege Lind tried to break free before giving up. 

Lind told authorities that the message to his boss was sarcastic and there was no bomb in the building. 

According to police documents, Lind faces second-degree felony charges related to the suspicion of a threat involving a bomb.

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