Kennebunk turnpike service plaza closes, reopens after reported bomb threat

Posted Nov. 06, 2013, at 10:03 a.m.

KENNEBUNK, Maine — A Maine Turnpike service plaza has been reopened after it closed early Wednesday morning in response to a bomb threat, officials said.

The threat was reported at the Kennebunk Service Plaza in the southbound lanes at 7:15 a.m., according to Maine Turnpike Authority Spokesman Dan Morin.

State troopers immediately responded and the service plaza was evacuated, according to Morin. Police also closed the southbound off-ramps.

A state police canine unit trained in detecting explosive devices performed a sweep of the building, and no explosive devices were found.

The service plaza and off-ramp reopened shortly after 9 a.m., Morin said.

Anyone with information on the threat should call state police at 624-7200.