Several people evacuated after bomb threat made at a grand forks library

Grand Forks, ND On December 3, 2018 at approximately 2:30pm, Officers from the Grand Forks Police Department were dispatched to the Grand Forks Public Library for a report of a bomb threat made by an individual who was inside the library.

A description and location of the suspect was given to Officers and library officials evacuated the library. Contact was made with the individual who was identified as 34-year-old Grand Forks resident Raymond Lassiter. Initial investigation indicates Lassiter was overheard making a statement of having a bomb inside his computer. This information was passed onto library staff who then contacted law enforcement.

The library was cleared by officers to ensure no threat existed. Nothing was located within the library which was opened a short time later.

Lassiter was arrested for disorderly conduct and confined at GF Correctional Center.

The Grand Forks Police Department was assisted by the Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department.