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Man arrested for suspicious toilet with note stating its a bomb at Americana Mall

Suspicious toilet at the Americana in Glendale prompts evacuations
Suspicious toilet at the Americana in Glendale prompts evacuations 01:38

A 22-year-old man from Burbank was arrested in connection with a bomb threat involving a toilet at The Americana at Brand Mall in Glendale.

According to the Glendale Police Department, officers responded around 8 p.m. on Thursday after receiving calls about a man placing a toilet on the grassy area in front of the AMC theatre. A note was also left with the toilet indicating that it was a bomb. 

Mall security and Glendale police evacuated the area and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Bomb Squad was called for assistance around 9:10 p.m., according to a sheriff's department.

Using witness accounts and security video footage, police identified Timothy Taratchila as a suspect and took him into custody.

Timothy Taratchila, age 22 of Burbank  Glendale Police Department

The evacuation was lifted just after 11 p.m. once the LASD Bomb Squad declared the device and the area safe.

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