ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Charges were filed on Monday for a 28-year-old man who wastaken into custodyfor Friday morning's bomb threat at North Point Mall.

The man, Omari Glenn Riden, faces terroristic threats, making false alarms and a false 911 report.

Riden was interviewed by Alpharetta detectives in connection with the case. During the interview, police said Riden began to cry and confessed tothe telephoned bomb threat.

Officials evacuated North Point Mall after police said a man called in a bomb threat Friday morning,at 9:30 a.m. They said the evacuation was out of an abundance of caution.

Alpharetta police made a complete sweep of the mall and determined that there was no explosive on the premises.

About an hour after the mall was evacuated, the caller called the 911 center again and asked about the progress of the evacuation.

A release from officials in Alpharetta thanked the FBI and the Atlanta JTTF office for their assistance in the case.

"The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety is also grateful for the assistance of FBI Special Agents assigned to the Atlanta JTTF field office. They responded to the incident scene and provided invaluable assistance."

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