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A 36-year-old Clinton Township man was charged Friday in connection with an alleged threat to a Meijer store in Northville.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office charged Denis Marku with making the threat at 11:38 a.m. Wednesday at the Meijer store in the 20400 block of Haggerty Road.

Marku was allegedly overheard by a store worker making a statement about people being blown up. The employee promptly reported the alleged statement to a store team member and Northville police were called.

When police arrived, they arrested Marku and evacuated the store as a safety precaution. No explosive devices were found at the store or in Marku's car.

The prosecutor's office said after a review of the facts, it has determined that "there is sufficient evidence" to charge Marku with false report or threat of terrorism or false report of threat of bomb or harmful device.

Instead, Marku was charged with disturbing the peace, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail. He was arraigned Friday in 35th District Court in Plymouth and given a $300 cash surety bond.

Marku has a pretrial hearing scheduled at 8:30 a.m. June 15  before Judge Michael Gerou in 35th District Court.

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