New Iberia man arrested for saying he had a bomb

NEW IBERIA (AP) — Iberia Parish sheriff’s deputies have arrested a suspect who allegedly told several New Iberia Walmart employees that he had a bomb in a duffel bag.

Sheriff Louis Ackal says deputies arrested 48-year-old Johnall Lanieu Monday evening and booked him with communicating false information of a planned arson.

Deputies say no explosive devises were found in the duffel bag.

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