Tiger's half-brother makes fake bomb threat

02:56, Dec 13 2013
Tiger Woods
SPORTING SUPERSTAR: Tiger Woods will most likely not be impressed by his half-brother's actions.

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.

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