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Carencro man accused of making bomb threat at Opelousas casino

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OPELOUSAS, LA (KPLC) -

A Carencro man is accused of making a bomb threat at the Evangeline Downs Casino in Opelousas, according to a news release from Louisiana State Police.

Troopers said on Tuesday, at about 9:30 p.m., State Police Gaming Division agents were notified by employees of the Evangeline Downs Casino about a patron, 43-year-old Russell J. Cormier, who reportedly informed casino employees about an explosive device he allegedly left inside the casino.

State Police, Opelousas Police, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Explosive Detection K-9 and the Opelousas Fire Department responded to the casino.

"As a safety precaution, the casino was evacuated and a systematic search was conducted. There were no explosive devices located on the grounds," the release states.

Cormier was placed under arrest for communication of a bomb threat. He was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail.

Troopers said a person convicted of this crime, which is a felony, can be sentenced up to 20 years in prison.

This case remains under investigation.

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