Canton, Jackson Township police evacuate businesses after bomb threats

Canton, Jackson Township police evacuate businesses after bomb threats

CANTON, OH (WOIO) - Several Stark County businesses were evacuated Saturday night after a bomb threat.

Canton police confirmed they received multiple calls of bomb threats at the Circle K on Mahoning, Canton City Hall, and Walmart on W. Tuscarawas. They evacuated all of these locations.

Jackson Township police also confirmed Target received bomb threats around the same time as the Canton City bomb threats came in. As a precaution, they evacuated Target and surrounding stores including a Dick's Sporting Goods.

Police said the threat to the Walmart and other buildings came through a Skype recording at 6:42 p.m.

Nothing was found after K-9s checked the area.

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