A man is behind bars after police say he threatened a Palm Beach Gardens church via text message.
Police say 40-year-old Jose Angel Gonzalez sent a text message to an employee of Christ Fellowship Church saying he was en route to commit an act of violence.
Gonzalez voluntarily turned himself in to authorities and claimed he was joking about the text message.
Gonzalez’s first court appearance is scheduled for Saturday.
He is charged with sending electronic, written threats to kill or do bodily harm.
The church released a statement thanking Palm Beach Gardens police.
“I thank the Palm Beach Gardens police department for their swift action,” Christ Fellowship Church Senior Pastor Todd Mullins. “We are grateful for their support in keeping our church and community safe.”