Police investigating bomb threat at BDN

Bangor Daily News managers signal to the emloyees that it is safe to enter the building after police checked it following a bomb threat that was called in for the Main Street location. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)
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Bangor Daily News managers signal to the emloyees that it is safe to enter the building after police checked it following a bomb threat that was called in for the Main Street location. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)
Posted April 19, 2010, at 9:59 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:02 p.m.
Bangor Daily News emloyees walk out of the newspaper's building on Main Street in Bangor after a bomb threat was called in for the Main Street location.   (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)
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Bangor Daily News emloyees walk out of the newspaper's building on Main Street in Bangor after a bomb threat was called in for the Main Street location. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)
Bangor Police officers and Bangor Daily News Director of Production Charlie Villard (left) walk around the newspaper's office on Main Steet after checking the building following a bomb threat. The employees waited outside for about 45 minutes. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)
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Bangor Police officers and Bangor Daily News Director of Production Charlie Villard (left) walk around the newspaper's office on Main Steet after checking the building following a bomb threat. The employees waited outside for about 45 minutes. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)

The Bangor Daily News building was evacuated Monday morning after a bomb threat was phoned in to another publication.

The Maine Edge, a weekly newspaper, received a telephone call about 9:30 a.m. from an unknown male stating that a bomb would go off at the Bangor Daily News headquarters at 491 Main St., according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

The Edge notified the Bangor Police Department. Police then alerted the Bangor Daily News, prompting the evacuation of 50 to 60 employees, according to Edwards and employees who were in the building at the time.

Several police officers, including Officer Jeff Small and his explosives detection dog, Jovic, searched the building but found no bomb. Employees were allowed to re-enter the building about 10:20 a.m.

Edwards said that the incident remained under investigation.
Lt. Jeff Millard said no arrest had been made in connection with the threat as of Monday night.

Anyone with information about the threat should call Bangor police at 947-7382. Those who want to leave an anonymous tip may do so by pressing 6 when prompted.

 

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