Bloomington, IL - On 4/1/2015, at approximately 1427 hours, the Bloomington Police Department responded to a business in the 100 block of Euclid Avenue for a bomb threat.
The business reported they received a phone call regarding a bomb. As a precaution, BPD officers evacuated the area and re-routed all traffic. School buses, whose routes were impacted, adjusted their drop off locations to the parking lot of the Lawrence Irving Neighborhood Center, 1615 Illinois St, Bloomington.
A search of the area was conducted. No suspicious packages or items were located during the search. The area has been re-opened to all traffic.
The Bloomington Police Department takes bomb threats seriously. The safety of our community is a top priority. Thankfully, no explosive devices were located during the search of the area. The Bloomington Police will continue the investigation into the false bomb report. Bomb threats tie up valuable emergency response resources that could be used elsewhere in our community.
The Bloomington Police Department would like to thank the City of Bloomington Public Works Department who assisted with traffic barricades and our citizens for their patience and understanding during this incident.