Police said the 16-year-old called the police station on a cell phone around 2:20 p.m. and claimed the building was going to blow up in 10 minutes. He then called the 911 facility around 6:55 p.m. and 7:05 p.m., repeating the same threats, according to investigators.
Police said his last call went to Anniston police around 7:18 p.m. and the teenager again said the building was going to blow up. This time he used a landline phone, and police went to the residence linked to that phone. The suspect started running when police arrived at the home, police said.
Investigators said two other juveniles identified the suspect as the caller.
The boy was taken to Coosa Valley Youth Correctional Facility.
Making a terrorist threat carries a penalty of one to 10 years. Police did not identify the suspect because he is a juvenile.