Man pleads not guilty to planting fake bomb at Walmart
Feb. 27, 2018
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A 33-year-old Missouri man has pleaded not guilty to charges related to a suspicious package being found in a southwest Missouri Walmart.
Arif Rahman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to making a terroristic threat after a January incident at a Nixa Walmart.
KOLR-TV reports court documents say Rahman told police another Walmart employee gave him a black box with two blinking lights. A witness told police that Rahman put the box on a storage rack to scare someone.
Ten people were evacuated from the store and traffic in the area was shut down for 2.5 hours.
Police said the box was a black battery pack with two red blinking LED lights and zip ties.
Rahman will be back in court April 4.
Information from: KOLR-TV, http://www.kolr10.com