Chase Suspect Who Threatened to ‘Blow Up’ Schools in Custody

A man who threatened to “blow” up his ex-girlfriend’s children’s schools is in custody Thursday after leading police on a chase through north Miami-Dade County.

Authorities were searching for William Richard, 33, all day and found him near Florida Memorial College. As they tried to take him into custody, he fled, police said.

The suspect led a brief chase on side streets in north Miami-Dade County before crashing in the area of NW 153rd Street and 6th Avenue. He was handcuffed at the scene.

A woman told police that her ex-boyfriend passed by her house and threatened to blow up Central High School and Lakeview Elementary School — the two schools her children attend, said Opa-Locka police chief James Dobson.

Further details were not available. Check back with NBC 6 for updates.