Man arrested for making bomb threat inside Nashville grocery store, yelling 'Allahu Akbar'

Kaden Stephens--Metro Nashville Police

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Nashville man was arrested on Monday after allegedly entering a Kroger store, threatening he had explosives, and was going to blow the store up.

According to the arrest affidavit for Kaden M. Stephens, police received a call Stephens was in the Kroger store on the 5500 block of Old Hickory Boulevard. Police say Stephens was following people around and pointing his hands in the shape of a gun pointing it at people and the manager of the store.

Stephens also had a backpack and allegedly made statements he had C-4 in the bag and was "going to blow the roof off the place."

Police arrived and Stephens ran to the front of the store, yelling "peace" and asking officers not to shoot him. After being taken into custody, police say Stephens kept shouting "Allahu Akbar."

He also claimed he was really an undercover cop and was going to take down the arresting officer for arresting him.

Police cleared the backpack, finding no explosive materials. Stephens is facing charges of false report-emergency, disorderly conduct, and criminal impersonation.

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