Deputies: Florida man made bomb threat to avoid work
WELLINGTON, Fla. – A Florida construction worker called in a bomb threat to a water treatment facility to get a day off work, authorities said. Richard Hamilton, 36, was arrested Thursday and charged with making a bomb threat, the Palm Beach Post reported. More than 20 people evacuated Wellington's water treatment plant shortly after the threatening 911 call around 7 a.m. Thursday, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff’s bomb squad, a bomb dog and drones searched Hamilton’s vehicle and the surrounding area and found no evidence of a bomb, the sheriff’s office said. Wellington's water service was not affected, village officials said.
Bomb threat investigated at hospital amid coronavirus pandemic
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona Beach Police Officers are investigating a bomb threat that was made Saturday morning, officials said. According to authorities, the threat was called into an Advent Health hospital. The threat comes at a time when hospitals are seeing more patients due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to officials, the Volusia Beach bomb squad was notified of the threat and assisted Daytona Beach officers. After investigating, authorities found no evidence that supported the threat.
Bomb threat called into Publix in New Smyrna Beach cleared, authorities say
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – A bomb threat was made towards a popular shopping center in New Smyrna Beach Friday morning, authorities saidAccording to officials, the threat was directed towards a Publix supermarket around the Indian River Shopping Center. NSBPD is working an active bomb threat at Indian River Village 709 3rd Ave. — NSBPD (@NSBPolice) February 28, 2020Officials with the New Smyrna Beach Police Department were asking the public to avoid the area. Around 10:45 a.m. officials cleared the threat and the store resumed normal business operations. ALL CLEAR from reported bomb threat at the Indian river village shopping center 709 3rd Ave.. Normal business can resume at this time.
Hillsborough deputies arrest man for claiming to have a bomb at Walmart
TAMPA, Fla. – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man who claimed to have a bomb inside his bag at a Walmart in Tampa, officials said. After deputies interviewed Woodward, the bag was searched by HCSO deputies. Woodard was arrested for a false report of a bomb, explosive or weapon of mass destruction. Marcus Woodard’s statement was especially concerning because just last weekend our deputies arrested a woman who was building a bomb inside another Walmart in our area,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “By now, we all realize as a society that falsely reporting a bomb or a bomb threat is neither funny nor appropriate.