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PAGE FIELD BOMB THREAT: "You will be next"

Arcadia man charged with threatening the Fort Myers airport
Greg Poole in Lee County Deputy Cruiser after arrest
Greg Poole
Posted at 10:06 AM, Mar 15, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla — Investigators say Greg Poole walked into an office at Page Field Airport on Thursday evening to complain about airplane noise.

Then, they say, he made some noise himself.

According to the Lee County Port Authority Police arrest report, Poole asked the clerks in the office if they remembered the FBI building that had been blown up.

"According to both of the clerks, Poole then told them 'If the plane does not stop flying over my house you will be next' referring to the Base Operations building," the report reads.

The 64-year-old Arcadia man was arrested and charged with making a false bomb threat.

The report says Poole complained that an airplane was dropping chemicals over his house and that he tracked the plane back to Page Field.

The report says after the confrontation with the clerks, he drove down the street to a business and that's where he was arrested. Police say a shotgun, rifle, and Colt handgun were found in his vehicle.

Fox 4 went to Poole's neighborhood on Hidden Oak Dr. A couple of people say they sometimes heard a commotion coming from his house, but nothing serious.

"When I first talked to him he seemed like a pretty decent guy," Kaitlin Schmidt said. "He seemed really nice, he didn't seem like anyone who would really hurt anybody or fly off the handle."