EVANSTON, Ill. — An ‘all clear’ has been given by Evanston police investigating a lunchtime bomb threat at a downtown Whole Foods on Monday.
According to police, an employee of Whole Foods, located in the 1600 block of Chicago Ave., received a call that bomb had been placed inside the store. The building was evacuated and road closures were implemented on Chicago Avenue and Church Street.
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Authorities, including the Cook County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad and K9 dog/handler team, canvassed the area but the threat was unfounded.
Police cleared the scene just after 1:20 p.m. All traffic restrictions were lifted.
An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the police at (847) 866-5040, FBI Chicago at (312) 421-6700, or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) with EPDTIP.
SkyCam 9 flew above the scene.