Bomb threat forces Sarasota deputies to search their own headquarters

Bomb threat forces Sarasota deputies to search their own headquarters

SARASOTA (WWSB) - A bomb threat at the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office led deputies to search their own headquarters Wednesday evening.

Around 8pm, the Public Safety Communications Center was notified of a series of threats that came in to the Crime Stoppers line related to the sheriff's office and targeted the headquarters off Cattlemen Road.

Deputies responded and searched the building, but found no threat. Officials believe the incident was a hoax and there is no threat to the public.

Authorities say that within an hour, everything was back to normal and they do not believe that the threats are connected to recent threats at the Sarasota County Fire Department or Sarasota Police Department.

Anyone with information about the threat is asked to call 941-316-1201.

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