Melbourne Man Arrested After Threatening To Blow Up Brevard County Supervisor of Elections Office

By  //  November 6, 2018

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Daniel Chen, 55, arrested

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 55-year-old man after he called in a bomb threat to the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections Office. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 55-year-old man after he called in a bomb threat to the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections Office.

The man has been identified as Daniel Chen from Melbourne.

Chen was charged with False Report of a Bomb and was transported to the Brevard County Jail where he is being held on a $15,000 Bond.

According to Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation began Monday afternoon when the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Supervisor of Elections who advised that a telephone call was received from a man who was upset due to receiving unsolicited calls from political candidates.

Sheriff’s Office says Chen threatened to ‘blow up’ the Supervisor of Elections Office because of these calls.

During his contact with the Supervisor of Elections, the caller provided his name and telephone number.

Sheriff’s agents were able to locate Chen and confirm that he was responsible for the threat.

Chen was taken into BCSO custody without incident.

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