Man charged, accused of bomb threat inside Wilton Manors dentist office – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

WILTON MANORS, FLA. (WSVN) – A Wilton Manors man has been charged after a bomb threat inside a dentist’s office.

Forty-five-year-old Brian Koller faced a judge in court, Friday morning.

Koller has been charged with making a false bomb report, aggravated assault and criminal mischief.

The dental office was closed Friday.

Oriana Perez and her fellow co-workers and patients took no time getting out of the Wilton Manors dentist office after Koller charged in threatening he had a bomb.

” I was just trying to be out and safe and protect the patients,” Perez said. “He just came with a device and tried to scare us and tell us to leave the place.”

All of this unfolded after police spent hours outside the office on Northeast Ninth Avenue, near Wilton Drive, where they said Koller barricaded himself inside.

“The SWAT team was trying to reason with him,” said Alexander Laboy, a witness.

“It was like a movie, watching the movie,” said Leonardo Valdi, another witness.

According to Wilton Manors Police, Koller walked into the office just after 3 p.m. carrying either a backpack or package and claimed he had a bomb.​

They evacuated neighboring businesses and shut down a portion of Wilton Drive, as they tried talking him out of the building.

Officers told James Fikes, who lives next door, that he had to leave.

“I was getting ready to go back to work,” Fikes said. “They’re banging on my door, telling me I had to evacuate.”

For Valdi, seeing this was a first for him.

“We never felt in danger, but still, it was crazy,” he said. “It’s one of the quietest places in South Florida; Wilton Manors is amazing.”

At around 8 p.m., police got Koller out of the building and arrested him.

A judge set Koller’s bond at $70,000.

If he is able to post bond, he will not be allowed to have any contact with the victims and cannot return to the dental office.

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