Man arrested after threatening to blow up Florida Capitol, police say

When confronted, Mark Clark, 61, laughed, told officer he 'did not make any terrorist threats,' police report says
Mark Clark, Florida Capitol bomb threat arrest
Posted at 4:00 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 16:12:43-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Tallahassee man was arrested after he threatened to blow up the Florida Capitol, police said.

Mark Clark, 61, faces a charge of making a false bomb threat in reference to state-owned property.

According to a Tallahassee police report, an officer was called to the Corner Pocket bar on Apalachee Parkway after an employee overheard a man "talking about having a bomb at the Capitol" and that it would detonate at 8 a.m.

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A witness told police that the man, later identified as Clark, was "wearing all green camouflage."

The Capitol was evacuated as a precaution while authorities investigated, but no explosive devices were found.

When the arresting officer confronted Clark about his comments, Clark laughed and said he "did not make any terrorist threats," the report said.