Dane Co. Sheriff: Bomb threat at Middleton gas station cleared
MIDDLETON, Wis. — Authorities responded Friday morning to a bomb threat near a Middleton gas station.
According to the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, the threat was directed at the Kwik Trip near the corner of Mineral Point and Pioneer roads.
Law enforcement officials used an emergency notification system to alert residents of the threat.
The Dane County Sheriff’s Office, inclduig a bomb detection K-9 responded to the threat.
K9 on scene still. Employees just got the clear to go back in though. pic.twitter.com/DjDBQJQtxd
— Leah Linscheid (@news3leah) August 28, 2020
Authorities evacuated the area as the K-9 unit worked to clear the area. No evidence of explosives was found.
The scene has since been cleared and citizens are able to return.
The area has been cleared. https://t.co/L9Kwcnsje1
— Dane County Sheriff (@DaneSheriff) August 28, 2020
Anyone with information about the threat is asked to call the Dane County tip line at 608-284-6900.
COPYRIGHT 2020 BY CHANNEL 3000. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST, REWRITTEN OR REDISTRIBUTED.