WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A man was arrested after allegedly calling in a false bomb threat at Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem, according to police.
At 2:32 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a bomb threat at the Hanes Mall.
At the scene, police learned that Johnathan DeWayne Wise, 40, of Winston-Salem, called 911, saying that there was a bomb in front of the Hanes Mall food court doors, according to a news release.
Officers called Wise for more information, but Wise told them that the 911 call was a hoax and there was no bomb.
Police and Hanes Mall security performed a protective search of the mall and did not find anything suspicious.
The Winston-Salem Police Department Hazardous Devices Unit responded to Wise’s home to continue investigating the alleged “hoax.”
Wise was arrested and charged with misuse of 911 and making a false bomb report as to a public building.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700, Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800 or En Espanol (336) 728-3904.