LANCASTER (CBSDFW.COM) – A Lancaster teenager is in jail after the FBI and police say he made a threat to blow up Cowboys Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday.
17-year-old Ledarius Prince faces a charge of reporting a false alarm after authorities traced a phone call he made from his parent’s home.
Police say the Lancaster High School student made a 911 call while watching the Super Bowl pregame show at home and told the dispatcher he had three bombs planted in the stadium, and that they would detonate in 26 minutes.
The FBI was able to trace the call to the teenager’s home, where he was taken into custody.
Police say the call caused Super Bowl security to scramble even though it turned out to be a hoax.
“It occupies emergency resources its one of those things that due to the circumstances in this world we have to take it seriously, he will have to answer for it,” says Lancaster Police Lt. Randy Hooten.
An arrest warrant says that the teenager denies making the call, but it also reveals that he has a prior history of making bomb threats.
The teenager could face federal charges but authorities say it’s easier to try him as an adult by filing state charges.