Two charged with Harris Teeter bomb threats

WASHINGTON — Two people are facing charges after police say they called in a series of bomb threats to an Alexandria Harris Teeter grocery store.

On Monday, Alexandria police announced the arrest of Dewayne Ishmell — a 37-year-old D.C. resident — and Melvin Kelly — a 36-year-old Arlington resident. They were both arrested on Sept. 11.

Police say Ishmell and Kelly called in bomb threats targeting the Harris Teeter grocery store located at 735 N. Saint Asaph St. in Alexandria between April 30 and July 20, 2015. The store received five bomb threats, which caused customers to be evacuated.

Ishmell was charged with two counts of threats to bomb and Kelly was charged with soliciting another to communicate threats to bomb.

Anyone with information about the threats is asked to called police at 703-746-6191.

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