Tigers Woods' stepbrother accused of making threat

PHOENIX - Authorities say golfer Tiger Woods' stepbrother was arrested Thursday after calling in a fake bomb threat to the building where he works.

Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump said front desk workers at the Department of Economic Security got the call around 8:30 a.m.

Crump said the call came from a cell phone and the caller said he had a bomb and was going to blow up the building.

The front desk notified building security who called police. Crump said the building was evacuated while police conducted their search.

Authorities said during the search, Earl Dennison Woods, 58, came forward to management and police and admitted that he called in the bomb threat "as a joke."

Police say more than 100 people were evacuated from the building before Woods came forward.

Crump said Woods was booked into the Maricopa County Jail for suspicion of attempting to terrify, intimidate, threaten or harass others.

They say Woods is apologetic and cooperating with the investigation.





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