Two Bomb Threat Suspects Arrested In Grove

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 3:38 pm
By: News On 6

GROVE, OK -- Two men have been arrested in connection with a pair of bomb threats at the Integris Grove General Hospital.

Grove Police Chief Mark Morris said the pair were arrested Wednesday after an investigation by his department in cooperation with several other law enforcement agencies.

Grove Police say 18-year-old William Michael Wayne Armstrong and 22-year-old Andrew Jonathan Torres are being held on complaints of violating the Oklahoma Anti-Terrorism Act. 

Bond for each count is $10,000.

Morris says his department received a call Wednesday morning advising of a bomb at the hospital. He says the hospital was evacuated and the hospital searched.

Morris says thanks to information from a confidential informant, police were able to identify and arrest Armstrong and Torres.

In a news release, Police Chief Mark Morris says first reports indicate the bomb threats were made for no other reason other than one of the suspects wanted to get out of a day at work.

Police say Wednesday's threat is was connected to a similar threat on June 4.