Tiger's half-brother makes fake bomb threat

Last updated 15:56 13/12/2013
Tiger Woods
Getty Images
SPORTING SUPERSTAR: Tiger Woods will most likely not be impressed by his half-brother's actions.

Relevant offers

Golf

KJ Choi beats bad weather to take Heritage lead Lydia Ko one-under but unspectacular in Hawaii Kuchar shrugs off Masters letdown at Heritage New caddie for Lydia Ko at Hawaii tournament Westwood grabs early Malaysian Open lead Lydia Ko tied for 14th after first round in Hawaii Lydia Ko is more nervous about funding row Players Championship changes playoff format Jason Day has thumb in cast, out three weeks Reason: Wonder kid’s day will surely come

The half-brother of golfer Tiger Woods has been arrested in Phoenix, USA, for allegedly making a false bomb threat at the government building where he works.

Phoenix police said 58-year-old Earl Dennison Woods Jr is accused of calling in the threat at the Department of Economic Security building at about 8:30 am on Thursday local time.

Police say they were called after DES employees alerted building security.

More than 100 people were evacuated from the building before Woods came forward and told police the phone call was meant as a joke and he didn't expect his co-workers to take it seriously.

Police said Woods has been booked on suspicion of attempting to terrify, intimidate, threaten or harass others. They said Woods was apologetic and cooperating with the investigation.

His daughter, Cheyenne Woods, is a professional golfer.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should the NZ taxpayer financially assist pro golfer Lydia Ko?

Yes, let's back her to win big

Yes, but only until the 2016 Olympics

No, she's a professional

Lydia who? Don't care

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content