Richmond Hill Kroger back open after bomb threat

Crime & Safety

RICHMOND HILL, Ga. (WSAV) – A Kroger in Richmond Hill is back open to customers following a bomb threat Thursday.

According to the Richmond Hill Police Department, a call came in at 10:25 a.m. from Kroger about the threat, made anonymously by phone.

Kroger management evacuated the store, located at 53 Exchange Street off of Highway 144, as officers and multiple law enforcement and emergency agencies responded to the scene.

WSAV News 3 is told the Georgia Southern Police Department brought in K9s to aid in detecting explosives. The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Long County Sheriff’s Office also helped search the grocery store.

No suspicious items were located, according to Richmond Hill Police. By 1:30 p.m., Kroger was back open to shoppers.

The origin of the call remains under investigation.

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