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Arrest Made After Pine County Courthouse Threat

Updated: 12/13/2013 11:02 AM
Created: 12/13/2013 7:16 AM WDIO.com

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A man was arrested after deputies said he sent envelopes containing powder to the Pine County Courthouse.

After a lengthy investigation, a 45-year-old Pine County man was arrested for the crime.

Back in November, deputies said six envelopes containing a bacterial agent mixed with a household powder were sent to the courthouse. The building was evacuated.

The Pine County Sheriff's Office, East Central Violent Offenders Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigations said the suspect is connected to other crimes.

They said the suspect planted homemade devices that looked like explosives at several different places to cause fear. Officials said the incidents are connected.

The suspect is in custody for multiple Terrorist and Terroristic Threats charges.

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