3 bomb threats in 1 day, police search for St. Cloud area suspect


Update: Police have taken the suspect into custody. Read more here, or the original story below.

There were several bomb threats reported in the St. Cloud area Saturday.

St. Cloud police say the first one happened around 12:30 p.m. at the St. Cloud Library. Then at 1 p.m., there was another at the Cash Wise on 4th Street Southeast.

Around the same time, WJON says police responded to the Walmart in Sartell following reports of another bomb threat.

All locations are said to have been evacuated and checked, but police say they did not find anything suspicious.

Officials say they believe these incidents to be hoaxes.

But making bomb threats is no laughing matter. Authorities are now searching for whoever did this. And they have a person of interest.

The department says 31-year-old Matthew John Hull is a person of interest in the two St. Cloud threats.

While they could not comment on the Sartell incident, police told WJON earlier that day they believe all three incidents are related.

Hull is described as a white male, 5-foot 11-inches tall, and weighing about 215 pounds. He's believed to be living in the Princeton area.

Authorities suspect he was also involved in the bomb threat that happened Monday at a St. Cloud Walmart.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 320-251-1200.

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