MIAMI - FEBRUARY 02: A judges gavel rests on top of a desk in the courtroom of the newly opened Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum February 3, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The museum is located in the only known structure in the nation that was designed, devoted to and operated as a separate station house and municipal court for African-Americans. In September 1944, the first black patrolmen were sworn in as emergency policemen to enforce the law in what was then called the "Central Negro District." The precinct building opened in May 1950 to provide a station house for the black policemen and a courtroom for black judges in which to adjudicate black defendants. The building operated from 1950 until its closing in 1963. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina woman has admitted to faking a bomb threat at a church when she told authorities an Arab man had delivered a suspicious package and threatened her with a knife.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports that 28-year-old Daniella P. Diaz's claims caused police to block streets and evacuate more than 200 people from First Baptist Church in downtown Winston-Salem on Jan. 4.
On Thursday, Diaz, who was a janitor at the church, pleaded guilty in Forsyth County court to making a false report of mass violence on educational property and perpetuating a hoax by use of a false bomb.
Diaz was given two consecutive suspended sentences of 5 months to 15 months. She will be on probation for two years and must perform 50 hours of community service.
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