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Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a bomb threat Monday.
East County Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 3 years ago

Bomb threat at Lakewood Ranch church proves hoax

Bradenton man arrested after making threat at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church.
by: Jay Heater Managing Editor

A Bradenton man was arrested Monday afternoon for making a bomb threat at a Lakewood Ranch church.

Ethan James Cole, 37, of 6215 Blueflower Court, walked into the St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, 11315 Palmbrush Trail, Monday at noon and issued a threat according to a report by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Ethan Cole
Ethan Cole

The report said Cole told a church employee "a bomb would go off at 6 p.m. if he did not talk to the father of the church."

Deputies arrested Cole and the area was checked. No bomb was located.



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