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Durham man charged in Duke bomb threat

Posted October 5, 2011

— Police said Wednesday that they have arrested a Durham man in connection with a bomb threat at Duke University last weekend.

Renaldo Sinclair Webbe, 20, of 1209 Jackson St., is charged with making a false bomb report and making a false report of mass violence on educational property.

A temporary employee of McDonald's in the Bryan Center on Duke's campus, Webbe is accused of phoning in a report of explosives in the center Saturday morning. The call prompted campus police to evacuate the building for a couple of hours so they could search it.

The Bryan Center, on Duke's West Campus, houses the University Store, an information desk, the Gothic Bookshop, five dining facilities, ATMs, film and performing art theaters, the University Box Office, a post office and broadcast studio.


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  • bigal02282 Oct 6, 2011

    I'm sure he was just trying to be helpful. Since he has inside info on what goes into a Mickey-D's patty, he may have just been trying to save lives.....

  • Boogalooboy Oct 6, 2011

    Duke does have caller id, probably found him that way

  • hunter38 Oct 6, 2011

    And he wonders why he can only get a job at McDonalds.....oh well maybe he can move up to Wendy's now.

  • rickandlinda88 Oct 6, 2011

    "SEEZ!i didnt wants to work on that day"

  • Myword Oct 5, 2011

    What a moniker on that guy! Sounds like a name from some sci fi novel.

  • wral suks bauls Oct 5, 2011

    Wow... he really must not of wanted to go to work! Sounds like a real winner....