Tyler Perry Studios, known for not only producing films popular among African Americans, but for its position in the movie business came under threat recently when a man said he would bomb the facility.
A man is in custody after threatening to blow up Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.
According to a May 13 police report obtained by TMZ, Coles Arrasheed was calling the movie studio and insisting on speaking to Perry. When a receptionist told him he could not talk with Perry, Arrasheed became angry and reportedly left voicemail messages threatening to blow up the studio.
The receptionist called the police and they were able to locate Arrasheed, who was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats, which is a felony. Arrasheed was released on $5,000 bond.
Perry has not made a public statement about the incident.
Tyler Perry Studios is the first major film production company owned by an African American. The current facility located on the grounds of the former Fort McPherson military base opened in 2019,. In addition to his own films and television shows, the studio has hosted productions for several major motion pictures.