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SR16 in St. Augustine re-opened after bomb threat

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Updated: 7/28/2013 8:47 pm
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Roadways near State Road 16 and I-95 re-opened after a bomb threat shut down the area for hours.

According to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, it started as a traffic crash between two vehicles around 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The driver of one vehicle, who is a Guatemalan national, took off on foot but was later caught by deputies.

Commander Chuck Mulligan with SJCSO, says the foreign national became combative with deputies and made references to kill and blow people up.

The bomb squad as well as bomb sniffing dogs were called to the scene to investigate. No bombs were found inside the vehicle. The roads opened back up around 6:45 p.m. when the vehicle was hauled off.

According to SJCSO, the foreign national will be facing charges including making terrorist threats. Federal agents are now involved to determine the man's legal status. The suspect was with a passenger at the time but that person will likely not face any charges.

No one was seriously injured in the initial car crash.

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imtellin - 7/28/2013 5:18 AM
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its a sure bet he wasn't asking for a plane ticket back to bananna republic central... they should face charges for not carrying status cards oneipersons... if you or I didn't have our photo ID on us,, we would most likely be guests of the county for at least a night ... at the least,, we should place them in the hands of the feds should their status not be current... this way holder & oblama, can give them the prestigious non-citizen of the year award ??? right as they present them with a check to o-pen a 7-11....

biblelady2 - 7/27/2013 6:15 PM
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they say he was a foreign national.....uh....I wonder if his first name was like, Abdul?

Gunny48 - 7/27/2013 4:09 PM
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It's all a mistake. He was simply asking for "amnesty"...
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