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By Steve Steiner
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Bomb Threat to PCSO Booking Center Comes from Orlando


Last updated 5/22/2020 at 7am

At approximately 6:35 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, an unknown caller contacted the Polk County Sheriff's Office Booking facility located at 455 N. Broadway, Bartow.

The caller said they were calling in regarding a bomb that was placed at the jail in Bartow. The caller was asked if the device was at the central county jail or booking and the caller said it was at booking. The caller hung up the phone shortly after that. The officer who took the call that advised her supervisor.

Shortly after, the booking facility was evacuated, with numerous law enforcement personnel, including K9 and a helico...

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