Mobile County

UPDATE: Man in custody for Theodore bomb scare




Update 2:03 p.m.

According to court documents, Smith was committed to Searcy Hospital shortly after the bank robbery.  The probate court found Smith was a danger to himself and or the public.  Documents also say, on the day of bank robbery, he told his aunt he felt he had two options in life:  commit suicide or rob a bank.  

Update 11:39 a.m.

MCSO said the scene on Linda Smith Dr. is clear and everyone is safe. Only fireworks were found inside the RV. The suspect is being taken to 

Update 11:24 a.m.

Mobile County Sheriff's Deputies say Smith has been charged with making a terroristic threat.

Neighbors told police they often hear explosive sounds coming from his home. 

Update 11:17 a.m.

Local law enforcement is investigating two scenes, one in Mobile and the other in Theodore. MCSO received a call from a veterans hotline around 8 am saying 34-year old Anthony Smith called the hotline claiming he wired an RV in the 3500 block of Linda Smith Dr. with explosives. Smith was arrested at Knollwood Apartments in Mobile. Police have now brought him to his second home where the alleged explosive wired RV is located. 

News 5 investigated Anthony Smith's history and found he pleaded guilty to robbing the Regions Bank on Dauphin Island Parkway on March 4, 2008.  Smith took $976.45 after he jumped over the counter and pinned the teller in her cubicle.  A short car chase followed and he was caught on the Dauphin Street exit ramp of I-65. Smith was sentenced to 30 months in Federal Prison.

In Feb of 2017, he was arrested for having a gun on the campus of the Citronelle Head Start School and is set for trial in August on that charge.

Original Story

A man has told authorities an RV is wired with explosives. 

Mobile County Sheriff's Deputies are on scene and have blocked Linda Smith Drive off to the public.

The man has been taken into custody by Mobile Police. 

This is a developing story and we will bring you more information. 



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