Sunday, March 22, 2015

Bomb Threat Temporarily Closes Iowa River Landing in Coralville, IA

I just learned that a bomb threat was made to the police in nearby Coralville, IA, earlier this morning at around 6:40 AM. This bomb threat lead to the temporarily closing of streets around the Iowa River Landing:
Detective Shane Kron told KCJJ they received a call about 6:40 a.m. from a male who sounded to be in his 20s saying he was at 845 Quarry Road…the home of the KCJJ studios…and that he had planted a bomb there. Kron says the man also stated he was on top of the building and was going to shoot any police officers who arrived on scene.
According to KCJJ, the radio station also received threatening calls early this morning. I was just getting up at the time and didn't have the radio on, so I'm not sure if those threats were made on-air or if they were left on the station's business line.

The area was cleared by police for roughly an hour while they investigated the threat. Coralville Police say that they were unable to trace the calls, but I'm skeptical.

I shall share more once I learn more.

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