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Bomb threat investigation closes Westside intersection for hours Saturday

Normandy Boulevard at Fouraker Road closed for 2 hours for police activity

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The intersection of Normandy Boulevard and Fouraker Road was closed for more than two hours Saturday as the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office investigated a possible bomb threat on the Westside.

According to JSO, officers rushed to a gas station on Normandy on Lamplighter Lane around 2:45 p.m, after a man made a bomb threat at the store. The man had allegedly gotten into an argument before making the threat. Witnesses told police the man then left in a recreational vehicle.

Police stopped the RV shortly after on Normandy near Fouraker. They pulled two people out of the vehicle and called the bomb squad. The bomb techs searched the RV but did not find any explosives.

News4Jax was also told by witnesses that nearby buildings were evacuated while the bomb squad was checking the RV. Traffic was also stopped and diverted around the scene.

JSO said there was no standoff and there was no danger to the public. No one was injured.

A man that had been riding inside the RV was arrested on an out-of-county warrant.

Just after 5 p.m., the RV was removed from the scene and the roads were reopened.