Buildings, daycare evacuated after bomb threat in Hernando, suspect remains at large

Hernando County Sheriff's Office

BROOKSVILLE, Fla.  (WFLA) –  Hernando County deputies are investigating a bomb threat made at a local pharmacy on Tuesday.

It happened at the Oak Hill pharmacy, which is located near Cortez Boulevard.and Oregon Jay Road.

Deputies say an unknown male made the threat during a botched robbery attempt.

The suspect left a suspicious package at the scene and implied it was an explosive.

Detectives believe the device is fake, but said they had to handle the threat seriously, so they transported the device to a lab for analysis and evacuated nearby buildings and the Great Beginnings 2 Daycare.

Parents were asked to pick up their children at the daycare.

The suspect, who remains at large was last seen driving off in an older model green pickup truck, possibly a Ford.   He can be seen in surveillance photos released by authorities.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Hernando County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips online at  You may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.


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