Milwaukee man charged in Shorewood bomb threat

MILWAUKEE -- 50-year-old Thomas Yela has been charged for allegedly causing a bomb scare at a Shorewood apartment building and the Shorewood Village Hall.

Police evacuated 600 from the River Park Apartment buildings on Monday, August 27th after bomb-sniffing dogs checked the buildings. The buildings house elderly and disabled individuals.

Police say Yela had been known to visit the facility. On Monday, he was allegedly intoxicated, and at the facility with a friend. Both were kicked out, according to police.

Milwaukee County’s Bomb Squad and bomb-sniffing dogs were called in to assist with the search. No bomb or suspicious package was located at either facility.

If convicted, Yela faces up to three-and-a-half years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

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