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POLICE: Bomb threat at Bank of Wisconsin Dells a hoax

December 14, 2018

The Bank of Wisconsin Dells in Wisconsin Dells received a hoax bomb threat on Dec. 13 amid a nationwide spree of hoax bomb threats.

According to a statement from the Wisconsin Dells Police Department, the bank received a threat during the afternoon of Dec. 13 that “indicated a bomb would go off if a ransom was not paid.” The threat occurred at about the same time as a Wisconsin Crime Alert Network statewide alert for an “almost identical” threat.

The Bank of Wisconsin Dells alerted the police and closed the bank for the day as a precautionary measure. After searching the building, the police and bank officials were unable to find any evidence of a bomb.

Multiple bomb threats have been made nationwide against numerous businesses, hospitals, and schools during Dec. 13.

A statement by the FBI says that they “are aware of the recent bomb threats made in cities around the country, and we remain in touch with our law enforcement partners to provide assistance. As always, we encourage the public to remain vigilant and to promptly report suspicious activities which could represent a threat to public safety.”

The Bank of Wisconsin Dells plans to resume normal operations Dec. 14.