The Mena Police Department released the following information on the bomb threat and fire Saturday morning in Mena.


"On Saturday, August 3rd at about 0340 hours, the Mena Police Department received a bomb threat to the Mena Post Office at 400 South Morrow Street.


After responding to the call, officer noticed the PCDC resale store “Just For Kids” at 811 Eagle Gap was on fire and the front glass door had been shattered. The Mena Fire Department responded. It was discovered that the bomb threat and fire were related.


The investigation led to the arrest of a 25 year old male. The Mena Fire Department, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the Fort Smith Fire Department Bomb Squad, the US Postal Service and the ATF are assisting the Mena Police Department with this investigation."


Jail records indicate that a 25 year old male, Jacob Samuel Green of Denison, Texas, was booked into the Polk County Jail this morning on Commercial Burglary, Communicating a False Alarm and Arson charges.



No injuries were reported and post office employees were allowed back in the building before noon.


8-3-19 11:36 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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