- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is pleading guilty to charges that he threatened to blow up federal offices located in Panama City.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday that 36-year-old Johnathon Mathew Garrett agreed to plead guilty to charges stemming from the August 2014 incident. Garrett could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Garrett was accused of threating to blow up the offices of the Social Security Administration. Garrett was allegedly trying to get a federal employee to restore his social security disability benefits. He admitted in court that he told the employee he was going to “blow the whole thing up and destroy something.”

The call triggered the evacuation of the office, and a bomb detection and disposal team responded and searched the area.

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