Police investigate bomb threat at National Guard Armory in Tallahassee

The armoury was evacuated after a man allegedly placed a bomb inside the facility

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The Independent US

Police are investigating a bomb threat on Tuesday morning at the National Guard Armory in Tallahassee, Florida.

Justin Philips, a National Guard spokesman, told WTXL-TV that Tallahassee Police Department arrested a man near the area who claimed he placed a bomb inside the armory.

"Essentially, the quick reaction was to take him into custody and evacuate the armory," he said.

TPD and the Big Bend Bomb Squad are reportedly at the scene investigating the credibility of the threat.

In an executive order, Florida Governor Rick Scott moved six military recruiting offices on Saturday into nearby armories and said that every member must be armed.

Governor Scott told CNN that he wanted officers safe until the state could make security improvements, including bullet-proof glass installments and updated surveillance equipment.

"We've got to understand that you know we have people in our country that want to harm the military. They need to be safe and they need to be armed," he said.

The heightened security measures come five days after 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez fatally shot five US service members in Chattanooga, Tennessee.