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Federal Indictment In Local Bomb Threat Investigation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Florida


PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Noah D. Stirn, 24, formerly housed at the Blackwater River Correctional Facility in Milton, Florida, was indicted on federal charges related to issuing threatening communications involving explosives and mailing threatening communications to injure others. The charges were announced by Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. Stirn is now in federal custody.

The indictment alleges that in April and May 2019, while incarcerated by the State of Florida at Blackwater River Correctional Facility, Stirn mailed multiple letters to federal and state agencies that threatened the use of explosive devices to harm those in the local buildings. The indictment alleges that Stirn asserted that the attacks were "for the cause of the Islamic State." It is also alleged that Stirn threatened the use of "C4" and "car bombs."

Stirn will have his arraignment in federal court on the charges on June 25, 2019, at 2:00 pm, before United States Magistrate Judge Hope T. Cannon.

This case resulted from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Marshals Service, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Capitol Police, the Pensacola Police Department, and the Tallahassee Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys David L. Goldberg and Michelle K. Daffin are prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation by a grand jury that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.

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U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Florida

Updated June 30, 2019