Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) confirmed Thursday the investigation
of an alleged threat against Gov. Jeb Bush. A letter addressed
to Gov. Bush and received at the Capitol in late December triggered
an immediate investigation by FDLE.
threats against Gov. Bush are taken seriously," said FDLE
Commissioner James T. Moore. "FDLE is conducting a thorough
investigation in conjunction with the FBI and local law enforcement
authorities. During this heightened state of alert in our nation
and Florida, all necessary security precautions are being taken
to guarantee the Governor's safety."
Moore briefed Gov. Bush on the most recent developments. The governor
was expected home Thursday night from out-of-state fundraisers
for his re-election campaign.
national news reports said the FBI joined Florida authorities
to investigate the letter from a Florida prison inmate, who named
four people he said were involved in a plot to kill Gov. Bush
using a truck bomb. Major television networks broadcasted Thursday
night that agents seized a truck in Broward County after bomb-sniffing
dogs detected the scent of bomb-making materials in the empty
truck. No arrests were made.