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Central Point Retirement Home Evacuated After Phone Threat

Residents of Twin Creeks Retirement Complex in Central Point were evacuated due to a call they received indicating a bomb threat on Friday.

Posted: May 18, 2018 2:08 PM
Updated: May 18, 2018 2:23 PM

CENTRAL POINT, Ore — Residents of the Twin Creeks Retirement Complex in Central Point were evacuated due to an apparent bomb threat on Friday.

Central Point Police Department (CPPD) said that they received a report that someone had called the retirement facility and made the bomb threat. Residents of the facility were evacuated by staff.

Units from CPPD and Oregon State Police (OSP) responded immediately and swarmed the area. CPPD says that they made multiple passes inside and outside of the building and checked some packages that had arrived at the building recently, but found no evidence of an actual bomb.

Police stayed on-scene for about 90 minutes. CPPD says that they requested a bomb-sniffing dog as a precaution, but none were available.

An officer with CPPD said that they do not get bomb threats very often, but when they do, they take them very seriously.

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