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Man calls 911 eight times threatening to blow up Clearwater Beach resort, kill police officers

He also said he had a rifle and was going to kill police officers
Posted at 2:37 PM, Mar 11, 2019

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A 23-year-old man has been arrested after he reportedly called 911 eight times, threatening to blow up a popular Clearwater Beach resort and kill Clearwater police officers.

At approximately 3:14 a.m. on March 10, 2019, Jarrod Harlow reportedly called 911 a total of eight times. Harlow told dispatchers he had 15 bombs in his hotel room at Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa. According to an arrest report he also said he had 15 pipe bombs around the hotel and 16 pipe bombs in front of his room. He told dispatchers he would "set them off if anyone came near his room," according to arrest documents. During the third 911 call, Harlow said he had "three police cars at gun point with an assault rifle they will be shot and killed. I also have bombs in my hotel room and I will blow this [expletive] place up." He also added if police wanted to find the bombs "you [expletive] die."

Harlow is listed as a transient of Clearwater on the arrest documents. He was arrested and charged with false report planting a bomb or weapon of mass destruction, planting a hoax bomb and bomb threat.

Harlow violated his probation for Grand Theft and his probation was extended eighteen months. He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail and is being held without bond.