U.S. golfer Tiger Woods’ half-brother was arrested for making a bomb threat to the Arizona state government building where he works, in what he described as a joke, Phoenix police said on Friday.
Earl Dennison Woods Jr, 58, threatened to blow up an Arizona Department of Economic Security building in downtown Phoenix on Thursday, said police spokesman Sergeant Trent Crump.
Woods was released from jail late on Thursday, a MaricopaCounty sheriff’s official said. Terms of his release were not immediately available and he could not be reached for comment.
According to Reuters, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office said Woods had not been formally charged with a crime.