Highway in Leavenworth reopened after perceived bomb threat

March 25, 2022 GMT

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) — Part of a highway in Washington state has reopened after it was closed Thursday in both directions because of a bomb threat, authorities said.

Chelan County emergency officials said dispatchers received the threat at 4:53 p.m. Thursday, prompting the partial closure of U.S. Highway 2 in the central Washington mountain town of Leavenworth.

At about 8:15 p.m. responders from multiple local agencies secured the perimeter. No devices were found, authorities said.

No further information about the threat was released.

Leavenworth is in the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle.