Customer calls in bomb threat at Commerce Twp. store

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

A banned, disgruntled customer called in a bomb threat to a Home Depot store in Oakland County, sheriff’s officials said.

Deputies were called to the store in the 300 block of Haggerty Road at about 9:50 p.m. Tuesday after staff received the anonymous threat, the sheriff’s said in a statement.

“The employee who received the phone call recognized the caller by his voice and knew him to be a disgruntled customer who has been banned from the store,” the release said. “The employee recognized the person’s accent and unique voice and provided identifying features of the suspect, but did not know the suspect’s name. The suspect threatened to ‘bring a bomb into the store’ and ‘bomb the store’.”

Two K-9 units checked the store but found no explosives, authorities said.

Store managers were interviewing workers to learn the identity of the suspect. Detectives continued to investigate.

The suspect is believed to be a man in his 40s, 5-foot-5, 120 pounds, with dark hair, a beard and glasses.

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