Employee accused of making bomb threat to YMCA

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. -- The YMCA on Hollywood Road was evacuated after someone called in a bomb threat Thursday morning, according to the Berrien County Sheriff's Office.

A man called the YMCA around 7 a.m. Thursday and said he had placed a bomb in the building, reports said.

Deputies, the St. Joseph Police Department and the Royalton Township Fire Department responded to the scene and evacuated the YMCA.

A bomb detection K9 from Spectrum Lakeland Hospital helped officers search the building, but no suspicious package or device was located.

Deputies said during the investigation they identified a suspect as 48-year-old Mario Adonis Cummings.

Cummings allegedly confessed to making the false bomb threat call. He was employed at the YMCA at the time he placed the call, deputies said.

Cummings has been charged with one count of making a terrorist threat or false report of terrorism.

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