Deputies seek man accused of calling in bomb threats to courthouse

Caller said people 'were going to die'

By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Volusia County deputies are seeking the public's help in identifying a man accused of calling in bomb threats to the DeLand Courthouse on Tuesday.

Deputies said the man called at 3:45 p.m. and then again about 20 minutes later, saying that people "were going to die" Wednesday morning at the courthouse.

No explosives were found during a sweep of the courthouse Wednesday morning, according to a news release.

Deputies said they tracked the phone number used in the calls to a Metro PCS store and surveillance video from the store showed a man dressed as a construction worker making the phone calls.

Anyone who recognizes the man from the surveillance video is asked to call Detective Gerald Johnson at 386-943-7866 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-8477 (TIPS). 

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