Bomb threat called into Rural King

A bomb threat was called into Rural King at 8801 U.S. 24 on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A bomb threat was called into the Rural King store on Fort Wayne’s southwest side early Tuesday.

Just after 10 a.m., police were called to the Rural King at 8801 U.S. 24 on a report of a bomb threat. Dispatchers told NewsChannel 15 that police were investigating the report and that the store was evacuated.

Police were blocking the entrance to the store’s parking lot, and squad cars could be seen around the building.

Allen County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Stone told NewsChannel 15 that two dogs swept the store and found no evidence of a bomb. The store was reopened around 12:15 p.m., he said.

Stone said this is the third bomb threat at Rural King since May 19. Detectives are investigating the calls, Stone said.