COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) — The Coventry Town Hall was evacuated Wednesday after a man allegedly made verbal threats there.

Police responded just before 10:30 a.m. for reports of a man saying he had dynamite and threatening to blow up the building.

The town hall was searched and closed early Wednesday as a precaution, according to police.

Officers arrested Gilbert Dion, 81, and charged him with threatening to place a bomb in a public building.

Dion, of Coventry, did not have bomb paraphernalia on his person at the time of his arrest, police said. Police said the threat was deemed to be not credible.

No injuries were reported, according to Town Manager Benjamin Marchant. Dion was arraigned Wednesday afternoon at Kent County District Court.