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Bomb squad called out to remove suspicious package from Clearwater bus stop

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A nearby resident called 9-1-1 after seeing the suspect attempting to ignite a bucket at this bus stop on Sunset Point Rd. A nearby resident called 9-1-1 after seeing the suspect attempting to ignite a bucket at this bus stop on Sunset Point Rd.
Authorities closed the roadway for over two hours Sunday. Authorities closed the roadway for over two hours Sunday.
A member of the Tampa Police Department's Bomb Squad inspects the device. A member of the Tampa Police Department's Bomb Squad inspects the device.
Tombourakis, 39, is being held in the Pinellas County Jail on a bond of $50,000. Tombourakis, 39, is being held in the Pinellas County Jail on a bond of $50,000.
CLEARWATER, FL (WFLA) - A 39-year-old Pinellas County man was arrested by Clearwater Police Sunday stemming from an unusual incident that occurred at a bus stop.

Constantine Tombourakis was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on one count of making a destructive device. He is being held on a bond of $50,000.

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According to a Clearwater Police Department report someone in the 2200 block of Sunset Point Rd. called 9-1-1 after seeing the suspect attempting to light a bucket on fire in front of a bench at the bus stop.

When authorities arrived at the scene Tombourakis attempted to leave. He was taken into custody shortly thereafter the report states.

As part of the investigation officers spoke with family members of the suspect who live nearby. Tombourakis’ relatives told police that he did something similar on Saturday with small amounts of palm tree fertilizer at his residence on Vanderbilt Dr.

Nobody called police on Saturday.

The suspect was using a larger amount of fertilizer during Sunday morning’s incident investigators say. To ensure the safety of nearby residents the Tampa Police Department’s Bomb Squad was called to the scene to check out the item at the bus stop.

After they removed the suspicious device at the bus stop TPD’s Bomb Squad went to Tombourakis’ home to investigate.

The CPD report indicates the suspect's family members told investigators that the suspect has a history of mental issues and is currently off his medication. Additional charges may be filed as the investigation continues.

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