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Bomb threats determined bogus

January 18, 2018 GMT

A caller threatened to blow up St. John’s Medical Center, the main branch of the Bank of Jackson Hole and Albertsons at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jackson police Lt. Roger Schultz said.

“They’ve all been determined to be false threats,” Schultz said.

Law enforcement was notified as soon as the phone calls were received.

“The first one was at the hospital, and officers responded to that location and secured the area,” Schultz said. “They locked down the hospital and did some preliminary searches.”

None of the establishments was evacuated, Schultz said.

“It was quickly obvious it wasn’t a legitimate threat,” Schultz said.

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Officers spread out Wednesday afternoon to check other locations to make sure the bomb threats weren’t a distraction for another crime.

The caller or callers said a bomb would go off in five minutes, Schultz said.

No other information about the threats was available for release. The caller could be charged with terroristic threatening if police figure out who it was.

As of late Wednesday afternoon Jackson Police Department detectives were working leads. They couldn’t say whether they have identified a suspect.