UPDATE: Name released in Burkburnett bomb threat

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UPDATE: Sept. 23, 10:04 a.m.

According to an official from the Burkburnett Police Department, the suspect has been identified as Dennis Mack Vails, 65.

His bonds are set at $6,000.


BURKBURNETT (KFDX/KJTL) — One man was arrested after police say he placed a fake explosive device on a Burkburnett church’s property over the weekend.

First responders were called to the 900 block of cropper road around 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

They were told a suspect placed a long metal pipe on the premises and then told people on the scene it was an explosive device.

Burkburnett VFD said the suspicious device was actually a hollow pipe that did not pose a threat.

The suspect has not been identified at this time.

He’s facing numerous charges.

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