Man Charged With False Threat of Terrorism Following Crossroads Evacuation

Posted at 5:02 PM, Jul 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-15 17:02:23-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A 22-year-old Portage man accused of making a false 911 call that led to the evacuation of The Crossroads mall last week was arraigned Monday in Kalamazoo District Court.

Mitchell Meister was charged with making a false report of terrorism and resisting and obstructing a police officer.

The Crossroads was evacuated Friday evening following a false tip.  Meister’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 29.