A Leavenworth man was arrested Friday after he allegedly threatened to use explosives. But it turned out, he didn't have any explosives, according to police spokesman.

A Leavenworth man was arrested Friday after he allegedly threatened to use explosives. But it turned out, he didn't have any explosives, according to police spokesman.

A section of North Broadway was closed, and some people evacuated themselves from the area as the local Bomb Squad searched the man's apartment, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.

The incident was reported around 5:45 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of North Broadway. Nicodemus said police received a report from a third party that a 59-year-old man allegedly stated he had explosives and threatened someone. The deputy chief said he's not sure what sparked the threats.

Police responded to the suspect's residence.

"He made similar threats and claims towards the officers," Nicodemus said.

Officers arrested the man for an allegation of making an aggravated criminal threat. He did not put up a struggle when he was taken into custody, Nicodemus said.

"We notified the surrounding residents," Nicodemus said. "Some evacuated. Some sheltered in place."

Members of the Bomb Squad did not find any explosive devices in the man's apartment. Nicodemus said police cleared from the scene between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Friday.