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Charleston Streets Re-Open After Bomb Threat Made

Several streets in downtown Charleston were closed Friday after a bomb threat was called into Metro 911.

(WSAZ Photo / John Green)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Several streets in downtown Charleston were closed Friday after a bomb threat was called into Metro 911.

Kanawha County 911 Dispatchers tell WSAZ.com several streets were closed in the area of Embassy Suites, including Lee Street and Laidley Street, Court Street and Quarrier Street, Court Street and Donally Street, Clendenin Street and Lee Street and Washington Street and Laidley Street.

Charleston Police Officer Duke Jordan tells WSAZ.com someone called Metro 911 at 6:31 a.m. and said a bomb would go off inside Embassy Suites at 7:00 a.m.

Metro 911 called the hotel to report the call, according to dispatchers. The hotel immediately evacuated the building.

A hotel guest tells WSAZ.com the hotel's alarm went off and they were told to use the stairs to leave the hotel.

The hotel was at full capacity Friday morning when the building was evacuated.

The Kanawha County Bomb Squad responded to the scene to make sure nothing was inside the building.

The hotel staff brought food out to the guests while they waited to get back into the building.

We have a crew at the scene. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the very latest information.


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