A city resident was charged May 15 with terroristic threatening after he allegedly told an employee at the attorney general's office in Dover that there was a bomb in the building.
According to documentation released by Justice of the Peace Court 7, Dover, the man, identified as Tyrone T. Hopkins, 47, of the unit block of West North Street, was on the second floor of the building at 102 W. Water St. wanting to speak with Attorney General Beau Biden.
When he asked to use the phone and was denied, Hopkins allegedly began pacing back and forth, then told a receptionist "There's a bomb," and walked out.
The building was evacuated and cleared after a K-9 search by the Capitol Police Department and Dover Police Department, said Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman Kimberly Chambers.
Hopkins was taken into custody at his home later in the day.
Hopkins later was released on a $2,000 unsecured bond and ordered to have no contact with the attorney general's office in Dover.