FL transit driver found with improvised bomb allegedly threatened to blow up bus


The Associated Press

DAVIE, Fla. -- A mass transit driver was arrested Monday after he allegedly threatened to blow up a bus, authorities said.

An improvised bomb and two hollowed-out grenades were found in Victor Carrera's apartment. About 10 people in nearby homes were told to leave while a bomb squad searched the building, Broward County sheriff's spokesman Jim Leljedal said.

Police learned about the alleged threat from Carrera's relatives.

Carrera, 40, was arrested at home before he could leave for work as a bus driver for Broward County Transit in south Florida, the sheriff's office said.

He was charged with making a bomb threat, possession of a destructive device and possession of a hoax device. The sheriff's office said additional federal charges were possible.

It was not known whether Carrera had an attorney.

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