Bomb Threat at Tamarac McDonald's Causes Evacuation of 2 Restaurants, Road Closure: BSO - NBC 6 South Florida

Bomb Threat at Tamarac McDonald's Causes Evacuation of 2 Restaurants, Road Closure: BSO

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    Bomb Threat at Tamarac McDonald's Causes Evacuation of 2 Restaurants, Road Closure: BSO
    Broward Sheriff's Office

    Authorities determined that there wasn't a bomb inside a suspicious suitcase left at a Tamarac McDonald's Monday, and said a man will face two charges in the case.

    Darwin Mingo, 27, walked into the Golden Arches restaurant at 7600 Northwest 57th St. at about 8:15 p.m. and told employees he had a bomb in the small suitcase he was carrying, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

    But it turned out that the suitcase contained clothing, cigarettes and a cell phone, the BSO said.

    Mingo will be charged with making a bomb threat and possession of a hoax device, according to the BSO said.

    The McDonald's and a nearby Taco Bell were evacuated while the BSO Bomb Squad investigated the suitcase. It appeared that wires connected the suitcase to a cell phone, according to the BSO.

    Deputies also closed the intersection of Commercial Boulevard and University Drive as the bomb squad worked to render the device safe, and the BSO urged drivers to avoid the area.

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