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Bomb squad gives all clear after crash on I-95 at S.R. 16

Incident snarles St. Johns County traffic for more than 4 hours

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Victor Calderon
St. Johns County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Victor Calderon

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Interstate 95 near State Road 16 in St Johns County was closed in both directions around 3 p.m. Saturday after a traffic crash led to a bomb squad callout.

According to St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Cmdr. Chuck Mulligan, after a crash,  48-year-old Victor Calderon began making threats to kill people and blow people up.

Mulligan says that as a precaution, the bomb squad was brought in to check for explosives at the scene.

Around 7 p.m. Saturday, the bomb squad gave the all clear. Traffic on S.R. 16 was blocked and traffic on I-95 for was slowed for just over four hours.

Calderon was charged with making a false bomb threat, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, obstruction of an officer and driving without a license.

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