Teenager charged with making two bomb threats that closed Arborland businesses Saturday
An 18-year-old man has been charged with making two bomb threats that forced evacuation of the Starbucks coffee shop and Noodles & Co. restaurant at the Arborland shopping center Saturday.
Courtesy of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office
Cody Sliwin, of Belleville, faces two counts of making a false report of a bomb after being arraigned at the Washtenaw County Jail Tuesday. Bond was set at 10 percent of $1,000.
Police were called to investigate a reported bomb threat about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. They used a bomb-sniffing dog from the University of Michigan Department of Public Safety to check the restaurants and found nothing.
After the businesses both reopened, another bomb threat was called in at 5:20 p.m. to Noodles & Co., police said. Officers returned to the restaurant but nothing was found, police said.
Both restaurants are located at 3601 Washtenaw Ave.
If convicted, Sliwin could face up to four years in prison and a $2,000 fine. He said during his arraignment attorney David Goldstein is going to represent him, but Goldstein was not present during the arraignment.
Sliwin is scheduled to return to court at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 2 for a preliminary exam.