Man arrested after bomb threat closes on-ramp from SB I-95 to Old St. Augustine Road

The Sky 4 helicopter shows a police robot pulling out stuff from the trunk. (Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4JAX - All rights reserved.)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The on-ramp from southbound Interstate 95 to Old St. Augustine Road reopened Tuesday after a man stopped along I-95 and said he had a bomb in the car, authorities said.

The closure was first reported around 2 p.m. The man was taken into custody and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office sent its Hazardous Device Unit responded and deployed a robot.

Aerial footage from the Sky 4 helicopter showed the police robot at the car, pulling out stuff from the trunk and looking in the front of the car. No bomb was found during the search.

The Florida Highway Patrol also responded to the scene. Troopers left around 4 p.m.

Troopers said JSO is the lead agency investigating.