Laramie Police Department gives “all clear” after bomb threat downtown
LARAMIE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - At around 6:00pm Tuesday June 21, Laramie residents received a public safety alert saying that the 200 block of 2nd Street in downtown Laramie was closed to the public and evacuated. The area near the intersection of 2nd Street and Ivinson was cleared out due to a bomb threat that was made. Some local businesses in the area were evacuated and closed as well.
The Laramie PD issued a statement on their Facebook saying: “The Laramie Police Department have just issued a public safety message and are asking citizens to evacuate the 200 block of South 2nd Street due to a public emergency. The Crowbar & Grill Curiosity Shoppe - Laramie Gifts, Hammontree Real Estate, Chalk N’ Cheese, “Pairings at CnC” Cowgirl Yarn”.
They later issued another statement on Facebook announcing the cause of the closure and that the public was advised to stay clear of the area until told otherwise. This was followed by an update to the Facebook post around 7:15pm saying that the area had been given the all clear and was safe for citizens and through traffic to return to noting that more information on the incident will be relayed to the public on Wednesday June 22.
The second statement read: “We are currently mitigating a bomb threat in the downtown area. We appreciate your patience with the road closures. Persons in the immediate threat area have been evacuated. Please bear with us as we make the area safe and stay away from the area of 2nd and Ivinson. We will post again when the area is clear and thank you for your continued patience.”
With the update reading: “Area has been cleared and it is safe. Thank you for your patience. More information will follow tomorrow.”
Our station has reached out to the Laramie PD and we are waiting to hear back for an update to the incident. We will keep you updated with anymore information that is released on the bomb threat.
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