A 29-year-old Alton man was arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct for allegedly writing a Facebook post insinuating an explosion was imminent.  Joshua M. Clark (pictured) of the 400 block of E. 4th Street was contacted at his home after a deputy with the Madison County Sheriff's Department allegedly observed Clark's page, with the post reading "Hey Madison County Courthouse, tick, tick, tick....boom."

Lieutenant Kris Tharp with the Sheriff's Department says Clark displayed bad judgement in making that post.

Tharp comments

It was determined during the course of the investigation that the threat was not legitimate, and there was no bomb or other device that would endanger anyone at any the of the county's government buildings.

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