[UPDATED] Fort Lauderdale City Worker Fears Violence Between Building Department Staff, Alleges Cover-Up by Building Director
An extramarital affair between members of the Fort Lauderdale Building Department sparked a confrontation at city offices in which one city worker threatened to shoot and kill his coworker, according to an anonymous letter sent to the City Commission this week.
The letter, which was was received by the City Commission on September 7, does not indicate the date of the confrontation. But it names the three city workers allegedly embroiled in a love triangle:
A manager from the Building Department, Alex Hernandez, recently threatened to kill code manager Michael Maloney in a fit of rage over the fact that (Hernandez's) wife, assistant code manager Deborah Hernandez, was having an affair with her boss, Mr. Maloney. This encounter took place in Mr. Maloney's office in the Building Department. Mr. Hernandez was heard saying that he was going to kill Mr. Maloney and a firearm was mentioned and/or produced during this incident.
UPDATE: Adams phoned a moment ago and told me that the allegation of workplace violence has been forwarded to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and that because it's an ongoing investigation, the city could not comment on the case until after that investigation is concluded.
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