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Police: Man threatened to ‘blow up’ gas station
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Oakwood Police are searching for a suspect who made terroristic threats April 7 at a McEver Road convenience store.

When asked about ID for his alcohol purchase, a man questioned the store owner about his religious beliefs and then “threatened to blow up the store,” according to police.

Oakwood Police said they are searching for a suspect who made terroristic threats April 7 at a McEver Road convenience store.

Police said the suspect entered the store and was trying to buy alcohol.

“While making the purchase, the suspect became angry after he was asked for identification by the store’s owner,” Oakwood Police Investigator Todd Templeton said in a news release. “The suspect questioned the store owner about his religious beliefs and told the store owner he was going to die.”

Templeton did not comment on what those religious beliefs were.

The suspect then “verbally threatened to blow up the store as he left,” Templeton said.

Templeton said the suspect was a passenger in a dark-colored Chrysler Aspen with a temporary tag.

Anyone with information is asked to call Oakwood Police at 770-534-2364 or anonymously give information through Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta at 404-577-8477.

Tipsters giving information leading to an arrest and indictment can receive a reward up to $2,000.

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