Centre Man Arrested for Bomb Threat at Children's Place Distribution Center

Kevin Andy Pangle, 23 of Centre, was arrested Tuesday by Fort Payne Police Investigators on a charge of making Terroristic Threats.

A Centre man was arrested Tuesday and charged with making a bomb threat last fall at The Children's Place Distribution Center on Airport Road in Fort Payne.

According to a Wednesday press release from the Fort Payne Police Department, Kevin Andy Pangle, 23 of Centre, was arrested by Fort Payne Police Investigators on a charge of making Terroristic Threats.

Pangle was transferred to the Dekalb County Detention Center and bond was set at $7,500.

Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum said Pangle’s arrest stems from a note that was found inside The Children’s Place that indicated a bomb would go off at the business on October 15, 2019 and "blow everyone up."

"Hand writing samples were collected at The Children’s Place, and it was determined Pangle was the lead suspect," the press release reads.

"The arrest was from a long investigation and hard work by the investigators," Bynum said.

Children's Place Inc. is an American specialty retailer of children’s apparel and accessories. The Fort Payne Distribution Center gets merchandise to the company's retail stores.

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