Latest bomb threat: Bingo hall
FORT WALTON BEACH Another local bomb threat came in Saturday, this time to the bingo hall on Perry Avenue. Fort Walton Beach Police officers responded to Bingo Castle at 4:10 p.m., said Sgt. Robert Millard. The building was searched and nothing was found. Millard said the call came from a male. Anyone with any information which can assist in identifying the person who perpetrated this crime is …
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