A Detroit man was charged with a bomb hoax this week at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, an incident he said was intended to send a message to the former president who had “ruined his life,” reported the police.
Records show Dandre Lundy, 44, was held at the Clark County Detention Center on Tuesday for several offenses, including communicating a bomb threat and threats or transmitting false information about acts of terrorism .
According to an arrest report from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Lundy allegedly left a suitcase and a gym bag near a concierge station at the Trump International Hotel at around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, then said: “Everyone world must leave the building, there is a bomb here. ”
The 44-year-old, who wore a hat depicting the American flag, waved to security cameras before leaving in the same pink cab he arrived in, according to the filing.
Hotel security and employees evacuated the lobby and restaurant. Minutes later, Lundy launched a bomb threat against a worker, police wrote. The caller ID showed his name.
A bomb squad checked the suitcase and bag he left behind and found no explosive material.
Detectives followed Lundy to a nearby Motel 6.
While in detention, without any provocation from the detectives, Lundy enthusiastically said, ‘Can I get my suitcase from Trump? I told them it was a bomb, no one was hurt, so he didn’t. ‘there is no crime’ “, according to police report
Lundy told investigators he flew the day before from Michigan and planned to “send Trump a message he’s a ‘beast'” by leaving a suitcase with a rock, a $ 1 bill. , a Bible and handwritten “scriptures” in support of his claim.
The man said he “believed Trump wasted his life in the past three years,” police said.
Lundy appeared before a judge on Wednesday.
The judge set his bail at $ 60,000 and gave prosecutors until September 7 to file a criminal complaint.
Lundy remained in jail Wednesday night.
A deputy public defender who temporarily represented Lundy at the hearing did not immediately respond to a message from The Associated Press seeking comment on Lundy’s behalf.
Associated Press contributed.