PANAMA CITY (CBSMiami/AP) — Police arrested a man accused of threatening to blow up federal offices in Panama City.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Friday that charges had been filed against 38-year-old Johnathon Mathew Garrett.READ MORE: Officials Worry Large Crowds Will Leave Mess Behind After Memorial Day Weekend
Garrett on Wednesday allegedly called the Social Security Administration offices angrily several times and used profanity. Officials said he told an employee during one call that he was going to “come down there” and “blow” the building up. The call triggered the evacuation of the office, and a bomb detection and disposal team responded and searched the area.READ MORE: Death Of Child Pulled From Homestead Pond Under Investigation
Garrett was eventually arrested at his home. He could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if he is convicted of the charges.
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