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"Bomb threat closes road in Bloomington"

Original article found in the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press.

On Thursday, November 1, the city of Bloomington received a bomb threat for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building at 2901 Metro Dr.

They ended up closing the building for three hours and using dogs to search the place for the bomb. It seemed like a credible threat, but no bomb was ever found.

However, the dogs did spend a lot of time sniffing around three vans that were in the parking lot. The vans are probalbly used to transport illegal aliens. It was heavily searched.

The bomb threat not only affected the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building, but the roads that were in the vicinity. Police wanted to make sure that no one would be hurt if a bomb did go off, so they closed American Boulevard between 24th and 34th street. A detour was provided.

Even though the bomb threat happened early in the day, Employess who work at the ICE were told to just go home.

There is still an investigation going on about the bomb.