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St. Petersburg man accused of making bomb threat at Pinellas County courthouse

LARGO — Authorities arrested a man they said threatened to blow up the main Pinellas County courthouse.

Joseph M. Davis, 50, of St. Petersburg, faces a charge of threatening the use of a weapon of mass destruction.

Davis was seated in the gallery of courtroom 5 at about 10:20 a.m. Thursday when people overheard him making threats about blowing up the courthouse, according to an affidavit.

Witnesses also saw him pointing at various courtroom personnel and deputies and threatening to harm them.

Davis remained in the Pinellas County Jail on Friday in lieu of $10,000 bail.

It was unclear why he was at the courthouse that day.

St. Petersburg man accused of making bomb threat at Pinellas County courthouse 06/24/11 [Last modified: Friday, June 24, 2011 4:08pm]
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