The Bradford County Sheriff’s Office and Bradford County Fire Rescue are working to put out a fire at a motel in Lawtey after a man set the building on fire Thursday morning.
A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office tells Action News Jax that the man set the building on fire and then walked to a convenience store where he told the clerk what he did.
When officers arrived to the scene the man told them that he had explosives in one of the rooms and on himself.
Officers arrested the man shortly after, however, he did resist. According to the spokesperson, a couple of officers suffered minor injuries.
The Alachua County bomb squad was called to investigate the incident. The spokesperson told us that they did not find anything.
Firefighters are working to put out the fire. People in the area are asked to avoid US 301 and all of County Road 125 as they work to put out the fire.
We are told no one was hurt in the incident.
Action News Jax has a crew heading to the scene. We will have LIVE updates on Action News Jax at Noon.
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