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Florida man made bomb threat to avoid work, deputies say

Posted at 9:35 AM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 09:35:32-04

WELLINGTON, Fla. (The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post) — Authorities say a Florida construction worker called in a bomb threat to a water treatment facility to get a day off work.

The Palm Beach Post reports that 36-year-old Richard Hamilton was arrested Thursday and charged with making a bomb threat.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says more than 20 people evacuated Wellington's water treatment plant shortly after the threatening 911 call around 7 a.m. Thursday.

Hamilton had been working with a construction crew at the facility and later told deputies that he made the threat because he was having a bad day and didn't want to work.