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Police investigate Greenbrier Co. bomb threat


CALDWELL, W. Va (WVVA)-- Police are investigating a bomb threat in Greenbrier County.

It happened around noon on Sunday at the Caldwell Country Store in the unincorporated area of Caldwell, on Route 60 between Lewisburg and White Sulphur Springs.

Trooper C. M. Wade with the West Virginia State Police said someone phoned in a terroristic bomb threat to the store.

"Someone said there was a bomb underneath the store," said Wade.

The area, including nearby roads Route 60 and Route 63, were blocked and the store evacuated until the scene was cleared.

"We have to treat every threat like it's credible," he said. "The situation deserved that we take it as seriously as we could... we appreciate everyone's patience."

Police brought in bomb-sniffing dogs, and after an investigation they determined there was no explosive material there.

The voice on the phone was male, but no suspects have yet been identified. Wade said police are still investigating the incident and are prepared to prosecute the person once they discover their identity.

The scene was cleared around 2:30 PM Sunday and the business began operating as normal.

Trooper Wade said he would like to thank the responding agencies, including local EMS, the Lewisburg Fire Department, the Lewisburg Police Department, and the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office for their assistance.

"It went as smoothly as it could have," he said. "It couldn't have gone so efficiently without the [teamwork.]"

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