Barnstable Police Investigate Hoax Bomb Threat At Hyannis Restaurant

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HYANNIS, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Friday night, Barnstable Police officers responded to a restaurant in Hyannis for a bomb threat that turned out to be a false alarm.

Officials arrived on scene at Fogo Brazilian Barbecue on Iyannough Road, locating a reported suspicious package. The reporting party told police that a man, later identified as 29-year-old Eduardo Filho of Oak Bluffs, had left a travel bag at the restaurant and allegedly called staff saying that if anyone touched the bag, he would make it explode.

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Out of an abundance of caution, the Hyannis Fire Department, Yarmouth Police Department, and the Massachusetts State Police evacuated the building and notified the State Police Bomb Squad. Officials evaluated the package and determined that there were no explosive materials or devices present.

The MSP located Filho on Martha's Vineyard and brought him into custody. The suspect was then brought back to Cape Cod to be booked on charges of Making a Terroristic Threat and Use of a Hoax Device, and was held on a $25,000 bail. Filho is set to be arraigned at Barnstable District Court on Monday.

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