Carencro man accused of making bomb threat at Opelousas casino - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Carencro man accused of making bomb threat at Opelousas casino

Posted: Updated:
(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)
  • More Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • AAR signs deal with major company

    AAR signs deal with major company

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:40:46 GMT
    AAR says it has signed with a major carrier to begin employing mechanics in Lake Charles in the next few months. More >>
    AAR says it has signed with a major carrier to begin employing mechanics in Lake Charles in the next few months.  More >>
  • 7 On your side: Senior citizen victimized by loan scam

    7 On your side: Senior citizen victimized by loan scam

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:18:02 GMT
    Yet another local woman taken by an advance fee loan scam. And...as is so often the case, it's a senior citizen who can least afford to lose the money. "What I had to do was get a green dot money card and put $250 on it to show them in good faith that I would have the money every month to pay the note back because they were loaning me the money," said June Montalbano.It all started with a mailing offering a loan. Montalbano wanted to borrow some money to pay some bills and lower her monthly p...More >>
    Yet another local woman taken by an advance fee loan scam. And...as is so often the case, it's a senior citizen who can least afford to lose the money. "What I had to do was get a green dot money card and put $250 on it to show them in good faith that I would have the money every month to pay the note back because they were loaning me the money," said June Montalbano.It all started with a mailing offering a loan. Montalbano wanted to borrow some money to pay some bills and lower her monthly p...More >>
  • Role players make situational training possible at Fort Polk

    Role players make situational training possible at Fort Polk

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:14:54 GMT
    Situational training is underway at Marghoz, the fictional village inside Fort Polk where soldiers practice for overseas missions. Before soldiers even step foot on the scene, there are role players preparing for their arrival.More >>
    Situational training is underway at Marghoz, the fictional village inside Fort Polk where soldiers practice for overseas missions. Before soldiers even step foot on the scene, there are role players preparing for their arrival.More >>
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.

Copyright 2013 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow