Ex-employee charged in bomb threat at St. Petersburg TV studio

Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 11:41 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 11:41 a.m.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A St. Petersburg man has been charged with calling in a bomb threat at a television studio where he used to work.

The American Option Network studio was evacuated Wednesday morning after called in a bomb threat. Police say all employees were evacuated and police traced the call to a former employee, 48-year-old Jeoffrey Bristow.

Police say he admitted to making the call. He was arrested and charged with threatening to discharge a destructive device. He's being held at the Pinellas County Jail with bail set at $10,000.

Bristow was a former studio employee who had recently been let go.

Bristow did not have a listed phone number. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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