Bank of America receives bomb threat

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comNovember 5, 2013 

The Bank of America on South Lumpkin Road had to be cleared after a bomb threat Monday morning, according to a Columbus Police report.

An anonymous caller lobbied the threat at about 9:25 a.m. Monday. Employees told police that a man called saying that he just heard "the Bank of America is about to robbed," and that there was "a bomb at Bank of America."

Bomb technicians from the Homeland Security Department, Columbus Police Department and Muscogee County Sheriff's Office used techniques such as bomb-sniffing dogs to clear the scene. The business was declared safe to enter again at about 11 a.m.

The phone calls made to threaten the bank appeared to come from the same middle-aged man, but two different phone numbers were used. No suspects are known at this time.

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