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Albany man arrested for threatening to blow up Dollar General

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany man is charged with terroristic threats and acts for threatening to blow up a Dollar General store in South Albany.

According to reports, Tyrone Taylor, Jr., 26, made statements Monday morning that he was demonstrating for Black Lives Matter, and threatened to blow up the Dollar General in the 400 block of South Slappey Boulevard.

Police said Taylor was enraged because he felt clerks were watching him in the store, targeting him.

"Being vigilant against shoplifting.  And from there it went to him expressing his feelings about being targeted as a shoplifter," said Lt. Keithen Hall from APD.

Police chased Taylor who finally surrendered after they tased him.  

In 2006, he was convicted on two counts of armed robbery and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Taylor is also charged with criminal trespass and obstruction of law enforcement officers.  

He was released from prison in March. Taylor told Dollar General employees about his criminal history.

Taylor is being held in the Dougherty County Jail.  

In a statement from Dollar General:

Thank you for reaching out to Dollar General. We do not release our surveillance video and as this is an ongoing investigation, any further inquiries should be made to local authorities.

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