Earl Woods Jr., half-brother to Tiger Woods, was arrested in Arizona on Thursday, accused of making a false bomb threat directed at a government building where he worked.
Employees at the Department of Economic Security building in Phoenix alerted security officials at the building who then told the authorities of the threatening call. The 100 employees of the building were evacuated.
Woods then came forward, telling police he had made the call as a joke, not expecting it to be taken so seriously.
“He cooperated with our officers, was very cooperative, was apologetic as to what he had done,” said Sgt. Trent Crump with the Phoenix Police Dept, according to azfamily.com. Woods handed over the mobile phone used to make the threatening call.
Woods, 58, was booked on charges of attempting to terrify, intimidate, threaten or harass others.
Woods’ daughter is Cheyenne Woods, who recently competed in the LPGA Tour’s Q-school.
In 2012, Woods spoke with ESPN.com about his relationship with the world No. 1, lamenting Tiger’s lack of relationship with their brother, Kevin, who has multiple sclerosis. Earl Jr., Kevin and sister Royce are Earl Woods’ children from his first marriage to Barbara Gary. In that same article, Earl Jr. said Tiger has not been in touch with the family since Earl’s passing in 2006, hoping for a reconciliation.