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Morgan City man arrested for terrorizing

Posted: 2:38 PM, Oct 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-15 15:38:24-04

Assumption Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Morgan City man and accused him of making a bomb threat to a Bayou L’Ourse business.

Alan P. Sylvester, 33, was booked with terrorizing and communication of false information of a planned arson, Sheriff Leland Falcon says.

Deputies were called to the business, located on La. 662 in Bayou L’Ourse, on Monday, the sheriff said. The business staff reported that a bomb threat had been made.

The business was evacuated and a large law enforcement presence was required, the sheriff said.

Once the scene was deemed safe, detectives began an investigation, he said.  They identified Sylvester, an employee of the company, as a suspect. He was on the scene during the investigation, the sheriff said.

Sylvester was questioned and allegedly admitted to having phoned in the threat.

He was booked and now is awaiting a bond hearing, the sheriff said.