No explosives found at site of alleged Skidway Lake bomb threat

8/20/13

SKIDWAY LAKE — The Skidway Lake community got a bit of a scare when several emergency responders from multiple departments were on-scene at the Food Pride in Skidway Lake Aug. 17 in response to an alleged bomb threat.

However, Ogemaw County Prosecuting Attorney LaDonna Schultz said a sweep of the store was conducted, and no explosive device was found.

According to Schultz, a man called 911 at approximately 8:30 p.m. Aug. 17 claiming there was a bomb at Food Pride, which is located on Greenwood Road. She said law enforcement and other response units were dispatched to the venue.

“Per 911 protocols, the Mills Township Fire Department was dispatched, in addition to Ogemaw County EMS for standby,” she said. “Law enforcement from the Michigan State Police, as well as personnel from the Ogemaw County Sheriff’s Department were on scene. The Food Pride parking lot was secured and closed. A sweep of the store was conducted by an MSP explosive detection K-9.”

Schultz added the K-9 unit found no sign of a bomb or other explosive device. She said law enforcement officials were able to trace the 911 call back to a Prescott man via a search of phone records.

Schultz is currently reviewing the police report for possible charges in the matter. No arrest had been made as of press time.

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