43-year-old Wheat Ridge man arrested in connection with bomb threat made inside an Edgewater Target store

EDGEWATER, Colo. — The Edgewater Target on located on Sheridan Boulevard was evacuated on Saturday afternoon after two men allegedly threatened to blow up the store.

Jeremy Tribbey, 43, was wearing a green, military-colored vest when he entered the store and told a customer that his vest was a bomb and that he was going to “blow the place up,” according to the Edgewater Police press release.

Tribbey was booked into the Jefferson County jail on felony counts of false reporting of explosives, weapons or harmful substance; felony menacing; and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

A second man, 45, was at the store with Tribbey, spokesperson Cpl. Bob Brink said. The second man was detained, interviewed an then released when police deemed he was not a threat.

“The store was evacuated for about an hour while police cleared the property of threats and arrested the man who made the threat,” Brink said.

The Target was cleared by Edgewater police 56 minutes after the incident was first reported. As of 3 p.m., Saturday, the police were towing one of the suspects vehicles from the parking lot.

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