A Florida real estate attorney is being hailed as a “lucky” agent who had the foresight to call in a bomb threat that shut down a local hotel and a neighboring apartment complex.
The Orlando Sentinel reports Orlando real estate firm RFP Management LLC, which was hired to manage a complex in the Orlando area, said it received a call at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, warning that a bomb was about to go off in a rental property at the hotel.
The caller said it was for a rental apartment.
The apartment complex is not connected to the hotel and the apartment complex manager called the police.
The hotel was reopened around 7 p.k. and there were no injuries reported.
The complex was not affected by the bomb threat, which came less than an hour after a similar threat was called in.
The bomb threat was made by an unknown person, said the Orlando Police Department, but the identity of the person who called was not immediately known.RFP Management is a large Florida real-estate firm that has worked with several major hotels in Orlando and surrounding areas, including the Marriott Marquis, The Ritz-Carlton, the Sheraton Orlando and The Rialto.
The company said it responded quickly to the call and was on site by the time police arrived.
It says the threat was not made with the intention of harming people.