Huntley Jewel evacuated for bomb threat

HUNTLEY – The Huntley Jewel store in the Village Green Shopping Center was evacuated on July 26 after a store employee received a telephone bomb threat, police said.

According to deputy police chief Todd Fulton, the call was received about 11 a.m. Police were called, and the store and parking lot were evacuated. Special guards were posted at the parking lot entrances, turning drivers away.

“We searched the building and grounds twice, and didn’t find anything,” said Fulton. “The employee told us the person who called said something like, ‘I’m going to blow up the place.’” The gender of the caller is unknown, he added

The store was reopened by 2 p.m. There were no injuries.

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