The roadway had been reopened by 1 p.m. and the man taken into custody under the Baker Act, Cannon said.

MOSSY HEAD — A morning bomb threat forced the Florida Highway Patrol to close the westbound lane of Interstate 10 at State Road 285.



Traffic was diverted from the exit ramp near Mossy Head to U.S. Highway 90, according to Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Robert Cannon.


A man claiming he had abandoned a vehicle with a bomb inside called authorities at 8:04 a.m., said Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Michele Nicholson.


The roadway was reopened at approximately 10:35 a.m. and the man taken into custody under the Baker Act, Cannon said.


The caller had abandoned his vehicle on the interstate about a half mile west of the 285 exit and told officials he could drive no further because of the bomb in his car, Cannon said.


"We are dubious of his threat but are checking it out in an abundance of caution," he said before the Fire Marshal’s Office arrived to clear the scene.