BOMB THREAT DEERFIELD BEACH PIER, EVACUATIONS UNDERWAY

Broward County Florida News

Beaches Closed Up To Boca Raton Line, May Expand.

The bomb threat dispatch address is near Carriage House Resort in Deerfield Beach. (Courtesy Google Maps).

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

UPDATE: 3:52 p.m. — The scene is beginning to clear. BSO now says the threat was unfounded.

UPDATE 3:20 p.m. — BSO issued this statement: At approximately 12:35 p.m., Broward County Regional Communications received a bomb threat call at Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier located at 200 NE 21st Avenue in Deerfield Beach. Broward Sheriff Office deputies have responded and are on scene working this active incident. The public is being asked to stay out of the area until further notice. No further information is available at this time.

UPDATE at 2:12 p.m. — Beaches are being evacuated up to the Boca Raton line. Lifeguards, according to sources, are hunkered down in their lifeguard towers but slowly being evacuated with the help of Broward Sheriff’s Office. An initial report suggests the person making the threat first told a lifeguard that he had a bomb and possibly weapons. This is a developing story and details may change.

BROWARD COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — There is a bomb threat currently being managed by the Broward Sheriff’s Office. While we do not traditionally report on bomb threats, this one is creating a mass evacuation and situation in the area of the Deerfield Beach Pier.

According to law enforcement sources, a large area around the Deerfield Beach Pier has been evacuated. A man claims that he has a bomb — and possibly other weapons — on the pier in the area of 200 SE 21st Avenue.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad, the aviation unit, a negotiating team, and fire rescue are all on scene. The Deerfield Beach Pier live webcam has been deactivated.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates throughout the afternoon.

LOCAL JOURNALISM SUPPORTER.

Paul Saperstein

 

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