On June 17, 2021 at 9:51am the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department was dispatched to the Malvern Institute, located in East Goshen Township, for a reported bomb threat. Staff at Malvern Institute were alerted to the threat which was written in marker on a dry erase board in a lounge area at the facility indicating a bomb would explode in the building at 3:00pm on June 17th.
Upon officers arrival the facility was evacuated and bomb detection K-9’s from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office were requested to respond. Upon the arrival of three Chester County Sherriff K-9’s and their handlers the facility was searched and determined to be safe.
Upon further investigation by the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department Criminal Investigation Division it was determined that Taylor Richardson (26YOA) of Dillsburg, Pa wrote the bomb threat on the dry erase board.
Richardson was arrested and charged with Terrorism, Threat to Use Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Terroristic Threats. He was arraigned and released on $50,000.00 unsecured bail. The investigation remains ongoing.
The Malvern Fire Department also assisted with this incident.
Lt. David Leahy