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Man Arrested After Threatening To Blow Up Tyler Perry Studios: Police


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Atlanta Police arrested a man they say called and threatened to blow up Tyler Perry's massive movie studio in Georgia earlier this month.

The man, identified as Cole Arrasheed, called the studio on May 13, demanding to speak with Perry himself, sources with the Atlanta Police Department told TMZ. After a receptionist told him it wouldn't be possible, Arrasheed became irate and began speaking incoherently. The receptionist hung up the phone and blocked Arrasheed's number but not before the man left a voicemail threatening to blow the more than 330-acre studio up, which led to law enforcement getting involved.

Police were able to eventually locate Arrasheed and brought him in on felony charges at the Fulton County Jail. TMZ reported that Arrasheed has since been released on a $5,000 bond.

Perry's studio is located in southwest Atlanta and occupies the former Fort McPherson military complex. The studio –– which is the nation's largest film production studio –– includes 40 buildings, 12 sound stages, and 220 acres of green space.

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