Update: Arrest Made in Apalachee Center Bomb Threat Investigation

By: WCTV, Lanetra Bennett Email
By: WCTV, Lanetra Bennett Email

By: Lanetra Bennett
July 16, 2014

Tallahassee, FL - Tallahassee Police arrested Jacob Fowler for calling in a bomb threat at the Apalachee Center on Capital Circle NE.

Police were called to the psychiatric facility Friday morning, July 11th. They say they discovered Fowler made the phone call to one of the buildings from another building at the center.

The arrest report says Fowler was upset about being at Apalachee Center and told staff members that he wanted "to go back to prison." The report says Fowler said, "I am going to pack my bags because I called in the bomb threat and I'm ready to go to jail."


Update
July 11, 2014 10 a.m.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Tallahassee Police spokesman says they received a call around 9 a.m. The caller claimed there was a bomb inside the building and there was laughter in the background.

Officer David Northway says the building was evacuated and searched, but police did not find anything suspicious inside.

The call was placed from a secure building at the facility. They are now trying to determine who may have made the call.

Police have issued an "all clear" and everyone has been allowed back inside.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A bomb threat has been reported at the Apalachee Center located on Capital Circle N.E.

The Apalachee Center is a mental and behavioral health facility located at 2634 Capital Circle N.E. in Tallahassee.

Tallahassee Police and Tallahassee Fire Department have responded to the scene.

The facility describes itself as being dedicated to helping the individuals and families of North Florida succeed in recovering from emotional, psychiatric, and substance abuse crises.

No further details are available at this time.


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