One person arrested for making fake bomb threat to Florida Capitol building

TALLAHASSEE, FL – On Jan. 21, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to The Corner Pocket, located at 2475 Apalachee Parkway, in reference to a bomb threat against the Florida Capitol. After a multi-agency investigation, one person was arrested. Out of an abundance of caution, the Capitol was closed while it was swept by law enforcement and explosive detecting K-9 units. No explosive devices were found, and nothing suspicious was identified.

This arrest is the result of collaborative efforts between the Tallahassee Police Department, Capitol Police and Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents working with the Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

“Any threat against a government official or building is unlawful,” the Tallahassee Police Department said.

Those who hear or witness these actions are encouraged to immediately notify law enforcement. If you see something, say something. Report suspicious activity by calling TPD at 850-891-4200 or FDLE at 1-800-FLA-SAFE.