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PD: Tiger Woods' brother admits to phoning bomb threat to DES

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Earl Woods, Jr. leaving the 4th Ave. Jail Thursday night Earl Woods, Jr. leaving the 4th Ave. Jail Thursday night
Earl Woods, Jr. Earl Woods, Jr.
PHOENIX -

He's the famous one in the family, but it's Tiger Woods' brother making headlines here in Arizona.

58-year-old Earl Woods, Jr. was arrested -- accused of threatening to blow up a government building.

This happened Thursday morning.  The call caused a panic and forced more than a hundred people to be evacuated.

Woods actually works at the Department of Economic Security where he apparently called in the bomb threat.

"He learned it cost him a lot.. it cost him a family," said Woods during an interview with FOX 10's Jude LaCava back in 2010.  He was responding to his half brother Tiger's very public affair.  Now it's Earl who has stepped into the spotlight.

According to Phoenix Police, a bomb threat came into the DES office on 18th Street and McKinley.  The caller used a cell phone to tell the operator he was going to blow up the building.

Police were notified and evacuated the building within minutes.

Authorities say that while they were searching the building for a bomb, Woods admitted to calling in the threat, but he said it was a joke.

Officials say Woods admitted to calling in the threat again while they interviewed him.  

He was booked into the 4th Avenue Jail on one count of use of an electronic communication device to terrify, intimidate, threaten or harass -- a class one misdemeanor. 

Police did not find a bomb.  It appears there never was one.

>>Late Thursday night, Woods was released.  Press play on video player to see FOX 10's exclusive video.

 

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