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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) – -

Police say on New Year's Day a male called the Heartbreak Hotel on Elvis Presley Boulevard saying there was a bomb that would go off at any minute.

The hotel was evacuated as police and a bomb dog searched the hotel but no bomb was found.

Curtis Banks, 32, was arrested after his girlfriend reported to police a text message that was sent to her by Banks, according to the affidavit.

DOWNLOAD: Affidavit of Complaint

Tiffany Shaw works at the hotel and according to the affidavit Banks has been harassing her. She was able to show police several text messages and voice mails from Banks. Police say they were unable to take pictures of the text messages or record the voicemail's because Banks "would not stop calling the phone." The officer taking the report answered the phone and advised Banks that "Ms. Shaw wishes for him to stop calling her and leave her alone." Police say Banks "became loud and made threats to shoot any officers that came around him. He advised he has the keys to Shaw's home and will handle her tonight." He also made threats directly to Sgt. Mote.

Banks was arrested Tuesday, January 7th and is due in court today.

His bond is set at $75,000.

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