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Police name suspect in Monday afternoon bomb threat case

Posted at 3:02 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 16:02:53-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Monday, Omaha Police responded to a bomb threat call at the Subway restaurant inside the Wal-Mart at 1606 South 72nd Street. The suspect has been identified as 54-year-old David Gautier of Omaha.

The call came came out at 3:18 p.m. on Monday from a caller stating that a someone contacted the restaurant, saying they were going to blow it up. As a result, the restaurant and Wal-Mart were both evacuated.

When police arrived at the scene, they made contact with an off-duty officer who said he witnessed a verbal argument between a customer and staff. The witness said he recognized the customer as a resident of the Siena Francis House and it was determined the man was Gautier.

Officers then made their way to Siena Francis House and made contact with Gautier who they say resisted arrest.

After transporting Gautier to a the Central Precinct, they were able to determine a phone in his possession was used to make the bomb-threat call. Gautier then waived his rights and provided a full confession along with a written apology to the Subway employee they say.

Gautier was booked at Douglas County Corrections for Terroristic Threats and Resisting Arrest.