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Bomb threat scares Naples neighborhood

Posted at 12:08 AM, Apr 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-08 00:08:42-04

NAPLES, Fla. -- A Naples community is feeling relieved Thursday, after a bomb threat was cleared in their quiet neighborhood.

The threat happened on Wednesday night, after neighbors called police with a noise complaint. Some neighbors said it sounded like fireworks or gunshots. "It was just a big bang," said Bob Dunford.

Collier County Sheriffs ended up arresting 41-year-old Jason Edward Klein after he was caught along Beck Boulevard with a red bag containing the device. "It's pretty scary actually, we turned around and went to the park next door and sat," said Daine Christy, a neighborhood resident.

Christy captured the scene on cell phone video.

Residents like Diane were blocked from entering their neighborhood until 3 a.m. Thursday morning because of the incident. According to a report, Klein dropped the red bag when he was apprehended by police. The device in question had a battery pack with wires attached to a gallon size can of paint, containing saw dust, coffee creamer and black powder. "I'm a little bit relieved," said Guiliane Sullivan, another neighbor. "Thinking this is a quiet park and it's a little bit upsetting when you're coming in and you can't get into your park because there's an explosive up the road."

Klein was arrested without incident. He is being charged with a third degree felony for attempting to make, possess, and throw a destructive device.