Collier GOP Office receives fake bomb threat

Posted at 6:55 PM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 18:55:32-04

NAPLES, Fla. -- Detectives are trying to track down the person who called in a fake bomb threat at the Republican headquarters in North Naples. 

However, the heavy police presence at the office,  located inside a strip mall at the Northeast corner of Goodlette-Frank and Pine Ridge Road, was business as usual as police investigated the building. 

The Collier County Sheriff's spokesperson says they received the report of the threat around 11:15 in the morning, based on  a voicemail message left at the Republican headquarters Sunday when the office was closed. 

Marissa Desiano of Naples says while she didn't think the threat was credible, the thought behind it still bothers her. 

"Everyone should be more understanding of other people's viewpoints, and no one should want to single anyone out in a political party." 

Although deputies didn't evacuate the plaza or call in the bomb squad, they stayed on scene until one o"clock when a bomb-sniffing K-9 came to check out the area. The dog did not detect any signs of a bomb.