Bomb Threat Made on Wooster Muni Building

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WOOSTER — Homes and buildings were evacuated, and Market Street was shut down after a bomb threat at the Wooster Municipal Building Tuesday afternoon.

The threat was called in to the Wayne County Justice Center Dispatch at just after 2 p.m., authorities were on scene for several hours. After an extensive and thorough search of the building, police said they did not find any indications of explosives or explosive residue in the building.

The municipal building was emptied and Market Street was shut down immediately after the threat came in, and adjacent homes and buildings were also temporarily evacuated as a precaution.

Wooster City Schools were notified so that Cornerstone Elementary could take appropriate action for dismissal.

Explosive sniffing K-9 units from the University of Akron and the Summit County Sheriff’s Department were also called in to assist.

Wooster Police Department officials said they take such threats very seriously and are currently investigating the incident.