NORWOOD, Ohio — Police have cleared the scene after an alleged bomb threat at a Starbucks in Rookwood Pavilion.
Hamilton County dispatch confirmed a bomb threat was called in to the Starbucks on Madison Road Monday. Police evacuated the store and nearby businesses while investigating the threat.
The area was cleared and all businesses were reopened after an investigation around 5:30 p.m., however police returned to the scene after a second threat. Starbucks, Rally House and Rusty Bucket closed for the night, with Rusty Bucket still taking to-go orders. A sign outside Starbucks says refunds will be issued at a later date.
NOW: 3 Rookwood Pavilion businesses are closed after two consecutive bomb threats tonight - first to Starbucks, then to Rusty Bucket.@CincyPD K9 is doing a sweep of Rusty Bucket now. @wcpo pic.twitter.com/A0iYOset4e— Evan Millward (@EvanMillward) December 13, 2021
A Cincinnati Police Department K9 was used to ensure there was no bomb in the area. Stores in other parts of the pavilion remained open during the search.
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