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Bomb threats made in Monroe Co. this morning, Oct. 25, 2012

No bomb has detonated, but threats made of bombs at Tompkinsville Elementary, the Monroe County Attorney's Office, Sonic, McDonald's and Walmart in Tompkinsville. Schools have been dismissed for the day and businesses threatened have been evacuated. State Police remind motorist there may be delays in local traffic in Tompkinsville, KY while the threat exists

By TFC Wm. Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
News from Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

TOMPKINSVILLE, KY - At approximately 8:20amCT this morning, Thursday, October 25, 2012, Post 15 received a call from Monroe County dispatch that a bomb threat had been called in to the Tompkinsville Elementary School and the Monroe County Attorney's office.

The caller advised that the bombs were set to detonate in 15 minutes from the time of the call. No detonation has occurred.

Additional bomb threats were called in to Sonic and McDonald's Restaurants and to the local Wal Mart in Tompkinsville.

All businesses have been evacuated and school has been cancelled for the day.

The public should recognize that there may be significant delays in regards to local traffic and are asked to avoid, if possible, the potential threat areas. Troopers and Detectives from Post 15 along with KSP K-9 Units are investigating.

This story was posted on 2012-10-25 11:09:28
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