BREAKING NEWS: MPD arrests suspect after bomb threats

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MONROE, LA. (KNOE) - Monroe Police Detectives have made an arrest in connection with the multiple bomb threats called in to local area medical facilities on Monday.

After an intensive multi-agency investigation, which included help from the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana State Police, MPD detectives were able to identify, locate, and arrest Pauline Copeland.

Copeland is a 28-year-old black female from Monroe who appears to suffer from mental illness. Copeland will be interviewed and charged with 2 counts of terrorizing and booked into the Ouachita Parish Correctional Center.


Monroe Police have confirmed another bomb threat was sent to Primary Health Care Services in Monroe.

MPD says all employees have been evacuated from the building, and a team is working to clear the building of any suspicious packages.

MPD says other bomb threats have also been called in to medical centers in Grambling and Shreveport, and multiple law enforcement agencies are working together to resolve the issue.

The most recent threat at PHCS marks the fourth bomb scare in the Twin Cities Monday.