|Published:||Jul 17, 2013 4:03 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 17, 2013 4:08 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies have identified the man accused in the bomb scare that shut down the Caloosahatchee Bridge yesterday morning as 29-year-old Brandon Deshon.
Callers advised authorities that a naked, white male was waving his hands with raised arms as he walked along the middle of the Caloosahatchee River bridge south of Yankee Beach in North Fort Myers before 5:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Deputies located the man, identified as Deshon, who said his vehicle had a bomb inside. His vehicle, a dark gray Hyundai, was spotted near the south exit to the park. Deshon was transported to a health care facility under the Baker Act.
According to his arrest report, Deshon told deputies "it was all just a game," and at other times mentioned the alleged bomb " was meant for New York." He said he "was going to make history."
Traffic was diverted for hours as bomb squad investigators worked on the scene. They determined the item in the vehicle was not a threat.
Deshon was charged with false report of a bomb and planting a hoax bomb.