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Deputies: Florida man used neighbor's Wi-Fi to make bomb threats

Published: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 3:43 PM
By: Sarah Elsesser, Palm Beach Post

Authorities have arrested a Florida man accused of using a neighbor’s Wi-Fi to send bomb threats on Twitter, investigators said.

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Terrance Upham, 43, parked outside of his neighbor’s house Sunday and connected to the man’s Wi-Fi, WFTS reported. The network was not password protected, the news station reported.

Deputies told WFTS that Upham then tweeted bomb threats that targeted a Pasco County government building, among other locations, in a series of profanity-laden posts.

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No explosives were found and deputies warned people to protect their Wi-Fi networks, WFTS reported. 

Upham faces several charges, including making written threats to kill or do bodily harm, false reporting about planting bomb/explosive and drug possession. 

Read more at WFTS.

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.