Man Makes Bomb Threat Against SSA Office

Date: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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Acting on a referral from the Miami (Little River), Florida SSA office, our Ft. Lauderdale office investigated a man who made a bomb threat. When the man came to the office to check on the status of his SSI application, an SSA employee confronted the man regarding a smell emanating from his backpack. The man stated that he had a bomb, and that he was going to “blow the building up,” and then fled the office. Following the incident, our agents, along with the FPS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, arrested the man without incident.

In November 2010, after a jury found the man guilty of false information and hoaxes, a U.S. District Court judge sentenced him to 27 months’ incarceration and 24 months’ supervised release.