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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Police have arrested a man who allegedly phoned in a bomb threat at the Louisville Free Public Library, all so he could talk to his girlfriend.
It was shortly after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday when police caught up with 53-year-old Franklin E. McCune. According to an arrest report, the LMPD bomb squad, including a bomb-sniffing dog, was called to the library on a report of a bomb threat. When they arrived, a security guard pointed out a black male in his mid-50's with a white shirt and a brown hat who had left the library as soon as the officers arrived.
Police chased the man -- who was later identified as McCune -- to the intersection of Broadway and 4th St.
He was arrested immediately on two outstanding warrants.
Upon questioning, McCune allegedly admitted that he'd been told to leave the library after he'd been drinking. He said he left, then returned to call in the bomb threat on the library pay phone. He claimed he did it, "in order to evacuate the library" so he could speak with his girlfriend who was inside.
Police say they were able to review a 911 recording and match the caller's voice to McCune's.
According to an arrest warrant, McCune is a lifetime registered sex offender.
He was charged with terroristic threatening, fleeing or evading police, menacing and disorderly conduct.