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.