Update, October 12, 2023 – According to the FBI, Keyon Tishaye Dickens was arrested Wednesday by the FBI for the alleged bomb threat called in to the Social Security Office Tuesday.

The complaint filed in federal court states that Dickens, who’d previously identified himself to employees at the SSA Office using his name, social security number, and his mother’s maiden name, expressed frustration concerning a decision by the Social Security Administration concerning his account. During the ensuing conversation, Dickens allegedly threatened the employee by saying he’d come to the office and either “shooting it up” or blow it up with a bomb.

He continued by saying he was on the way, according to the complaint.

Court documents say that onsite security officers encountered Dickens at 11:16 a.m. when he entered the building in possession of a backpack. Dickens allegedly walked over to the Security Desk and handed an security officer a paper towel with the message “I have a bomb” written on it, then left and began pacing around the front of the SSA office for approximately 10 minutes.

Dickens and was arraigned in Federal Court in the Southern District of GA.

Court documents state that in addition to the federal charge, Dickens has been charged by Richmond County with making terroristic threats.

Dickens has a history making threats of violence and being arrested for aggravated assault.

AUGUSTA (WJBF) – Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were called to 115 Robert C. Daniel Junior Parkway, the Augusta Social Security Office.

Authorities say a bomb threat was called in Tuesday, approximately 11:15 a.m. and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad was called to the scene to further investigate.

A suspicious package was located and cleared by the bomb squad.

Investigators tell us that a suspect is in custody.

The investigation has now been turned over to the FBI.