Nothing found after bomb threat evacuates Wooster Municipal building

Nothing found after bomb threat evacuates Wooster Municipal building

WOOSTER, OH (WOIO) - No explosives were found at the Wooster Municipal building after a bomb threat was called in.

At 2:09pm, Wayne County Justice Center Dispatch received a bomb threat on The City of Wooster Municipal building located at 538 N. Market St.

Police say upon receipt of the call, the Wooster Police Department took immediate action in evacuating the building and shutting down Market Street which runs directly in front of the building. Adjacent homes and buildings were also evacuated as a precaution.

Wooster City Schools were notified so that Cornerstone Elementary could take appropriate action for dismissal.

Explosive sniffing canine units from the University of Akron and the Summit County Sheriffs Department were contacted to offer assistance.

After an extensive and thorough search of the building the canine handlers advised that they had not received any indications of explosives or explosive residue in the building.

City employees who work in the Municipal building had already been released for the day and the building was subsequently secured for the night.

The Wooster Police Department takes these types of threats very seriously and is currently investigating this incident

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