Suspect arrested for Phantom Fireworks bomb threats
Charges have been filed against a Columbus, Ohio man in connection with bomb threats phoned in to the Phantom Fireworks offices in Youngstown a month ago.
Charges have been filed against a Columbus, Ohio man in connection with bomb threats phoned into the Phantom Fireworks offices in Youngstown a month ago.
According to court records, 22-year-old Joshua Galloway was arraigned this week on charges of making terroristic threats, inducing panic, and disrupting public service.
Police cars and fire trucks converged on Phantom's Belmont Avenue headquarters the night of July 2 after the fireworks business received two bomb threats.
The calls came just hours after President Donald Trump tweeted his appreciation to Phantom Fireworks CEO Bruce Zoldan for donating fireworks to Washington's 4th of July celebration.
Zoldan partnered with the Grucci family for a $750,000 donation to the firework display.
The Youngstown Police Bomb Squad and bomb-sniffing dogs searched the building, but found no bombs.
Galloway was released on $12,500 bond.
According to Franklin County court records, Galloway was on probation until late last year after being convicted in 2016 on charges of assault and harassment with a bodily substance.