Bomb threat triggers evacuation of MN polling place

1:21 PM, Nov 6, 2012   |    comments
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CANBY, Minn. - Authorities evacuated a polling place in southwestern Minnesota after someone made an apparent bomb threat.

Yellow Medicine County elections official Janel Timm tells KARE 11 that a co-worker reported to her that there was a threat written on a wall in the women's bathroom. The person who saw it felt concerned enough to notify authorities.

Timm was told that the message involved a bomb threat but that hasn't been confirmed by law enforcement.

Police and fire personnel responded, quickly evacuating a four-block radius around campus and the polling place, which is inside a building adjacent to the main college building.

Voting was shut down from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. while the building was swept. 

KARE 11 is following the story and will have details as they become available.

 

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