Tiger Woods’ half-brother accused of making threat

The half-brother of golf star Tiger Woods was arrested Thursday

in Phoenix for allegedly making a false bomb threat at the

government building where he works.

Phoenix police said 58-year-old Earl Dennison Woods Jr. is

accused of calling in the threat at the Department of Economic

Security building about 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Police say they were called after DES employees alerted building


More than 100 people were evacuated from the building before

Woods came forward and told police the phone call was meant as a

joke and he didn’t expect his co-workers to take it seriously.

Police said Woods has been booked on suspicion of attempting to

terrify, intimidate, threaten or harass others. They say Woods is

apologetic and cooperating with the investigation. It’s unclear if

he has a lawyer.

Woods’ daughter, Cheyenne Woods, is a professional golfer.