All Clear Sounded in Spring Grove (UPDATE)
Spring Grove, MN (KROC-AM News) - It was an exciting Friday afternoon in the town of Spring Grove.
The calm in the Houston County community of fewer than 2000 people was shattered when authorities received a phoned in bomb threat pointing to a vehicle parked near the Spring Grove Public Library. That led to the evacuation of the downtown area for hours and a lock down of Houston County Government facilities.
A bomb squad arrived several hours after the threat was received and used a remote controlled device to initially check the suspect vehicle before a more thorough search led to an “all-clear” announcement Friday evening.
Houston County officials say the owner of the vehicle has been cleared of any involvement in the threat and the investigation into the the incident is ongoing.
Spring Grove, MN (KROC-AM News) - Unspecified emergency circumstances have prompted the closure of all Houston County government facilities and an evacuation of areas in downtown Spring Grove.
The Houston County Sheriff’s Department issued an alert through Facebook this afternoon asking people to stay away from the Spring Grove area and notifying citizens that County facilities would be on lockdown until further notice.
The nature of the threat that prompted the security measures has not been disclosed.