FBI joins investigation into suspicious device at Orlando condo complex
By Keith Landry, Reporter -
ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday got involved with an investigation into some suspicious devices found at a condominium complex in Orlando.
It all started at the Cypress Pointe Condominiums in the Rosemont neighborhood around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. Orange County Sheriff's deputies tried to evict a man, but it did not go smoothly.
The man barricaded himself inside his condo and would not come out. Deputies talked him out a few hours later. That is when they noticed some suspicious devices inside. They evacuated the building and called in the bomb squad. Then parts of the condo complex were evacuated.
Lake Orlando Parkway was shut down from 2 p.m. until after 7:30 p.m. as investigators worked to make sure some suspicious devices were not a threat to people who live in the condos.
A team of FBI investigators worked with Orlando Police and the Sheriff's Office Tuesday evening, trying to identify multiple suspicious devices. Police would not describe the devices for Fox 35 News.
Deputies arrested 52-year-old Bill Parsons on charges of resisting without violence and planting a hoax device.