Man accused of making bomb threat at Flagstaff bookstore

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- A man was arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat at a Flagstaff bookstore Sunday afternoon.

Barnes & Noble employees called police after a customer said he had a bomb on his bicycle, which was parked outside the front door, and threatened to detonate it.

Police located a man matching the suspect's description standing next to a bicycle. The officers noticed the man handling an object on the bike and quickly took control of him to prevent any potential dangers, according to Sgt. James Jackson with the Flagstaff Police Department.

Jackson said Dennis Andrew Grant, 55, had asked an employee to watch his bicycle while he was in the store. The employee explained that he could not do that because he was busy and that's when the man reportedly said, "I have a bomb on the bike that can be detonated by my cellphone."

Grant claimed he was joking when he made the comment.

A police bomb squad inspected Grant's bicycle and found no explosive device.