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Deputies give all clear after bomb threat at a LongHorn Steakhouse in Brandon

Posted at 8:35 PM, Jun 21, 2019

BRANDON, Fla. -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office issued an "all-clear" message after a LongHorn Steakhouse received a bomb threat Friday night.

Deputies said a man called the sheriff's office claiming he put a pipe bomb inside the LongHorn Steakhouse on 11102 Causeway Boulevard in Brandon.

Deputies immediately responded to the call and everyone inside the restaurant was asked to evacuate. Upon arrival, deputies found a backpack the restaurant manager said was out of place.

Following investigation, the threat was deemed a hoax.

Deputies are now investigating who phoned in the bomb threat.