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Police Chief Terry Eilers, Hubbard County investigator Colter Diekmann and Sheriff Cory Aukes discuss strategy inside Coborn's grocery store Thursday. (Sarah Smith / Enteprise)

UPDATED: Bomb threat closes Park Rapids grocery store

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Law officers barricaded a downtown Park Rapids grocery store for several hours Thursday after a hoax bomb threat was called in. It may be related to the latest Jamaican scam.


According to Park Rapids Police Chief Terry Eilers, a male caller phoned Coborn's about 10:15 a.m. and told the receptionist, "I have some serious news."

The caller went on to say a bomb had been placed in "the Western Union box" near the store's courtesy counter.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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