Man arrested after bomb scare at tax collector office

Nathaniel Michael Perry of Crystal River

A bomb scare was defused on Monday at the Inverness Tax Collector’s Office with the arrest of a Crystal River man.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the CCSO dispatch center received a call at about 4:15 p.m. about a bomb threat at the tax office at 210 N Apopka Ave. Deputies who responded began to evacuate the parking lot of the annex.

After CCSO’s Hazardous Devices Team arrived on scene, suspect Nathaniel Michael Perry of Crystal River was detained, and the package in question was examined. The package contained only clothes and miscellaneous items that posed no danger or threat to others.

Perry was subsequently charged with felony unlawful false report of a bomb, dynamite, deadly explosive, weapon of mass destruction, or use of a firearm in violent manner.

No explosives found after Spring Hill bomb scare

Bomb squads on Wednesday from Citrus County and Hernando County were called out to a report of a suspicious package at a bus stop in Spring Hill.

Stock image. PHOTO BY: Robby Douglas.

Bomb squads on Wednesday from Citrus County and Hernando County were called out to a report of a suspicious package at a bus stop in Spring Hill.

No explosives were found when a bomb squad responded to a shopping center in Spring Hill Wednesday.

Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis told reporters that at about 8 a.m. today called 911 after seeing a suspicious package near a bus stop and the Twistee Treat ice cream shop at the Mariner Square Shopping Center, at Cortez Boulevard/SR 50 and Mariner Boulevard.

The Citrus County bomb squad x-rayed the package before using a water cannon to blow it up,

Investigators say they are still working to figure out what was inside the package.