Man Arrested After Bomb Threat Temporarily Closes Florida's Capitol

ld Florida State Capitol building, which sits in front of the current New Capitol
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A man was arrested in Tallahassee after a bomb threat led to the temporary closure of Florida's Capitol to employees Thursday morning , authorities said.

The closure, which ended at 9 a.m., was instituted "out of an abundance of caution," officials said.

Officials said Capitol Complex had been swept by law enforcement officers and explosive-detecting K-9's.

No explosive devices were found and nothing suspicious was identified, authorities said.

Not long after the evacuation ended, Tallahassee Police officials announced that 61-year-old Mark Wayne Clark was arrested in connection with the incident.

Mark Wayne Clark
Tallahassee Police
Mark Wayne Clark

Clark was facing a charge of making a false bomb threat. Attorney information wasn't available.

This is a developing story and will be updated. Please check back for more updates.

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