HOLMES COUNTY – A Holmes County man was taken to a mental health facility for evaluation after calling-in a bomb threat to a Veterans Affairs Clinic.
The man, who has not been named, called the toll-free Veterans Crisis Hotline on Tuesday, advising he planned to "bomb a VA clinic," a news release from Jackson County Sheriff's Office stated. The man did not specify which VA clinic he planned to bomb.
However, since the call was routed to the VA Clinic located at 4970 U.S. 90 in Marianna, JCSO deputies searched the perimeter and cleared the clinic after grounds were declared safe, allowing workers to go back to work.
JCSO notified Holmes County Sheriff's Office after it was found the man lives in Holmes County. In response, HCSO notified the local VA Clinics of the threat; also, interviews the man with investigators from Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
The man was since sent for mental health evaluation, a HCSO news release stated.
The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.