Bomb threat called in to Allentown CVS
All-clear given 20 minutes later
The latest in a series of bomb threats at area businesses was called in to a drug store in Allentown around lunchtime Wednesday.
A bomb threat was reported at the CVS, 1802 Lehigh St., around 12:30 p.m., police said.
The store was evacuated while officers and K-9 units checked out the threat, and the all-clear was given around 12:50 p.m.
Capt. Daryl Hendricks, Allentown Police Dept., said this was the latest in a series of threats called into local businesses and it works like this:
Someone calls into the store and demands that a phone card be activated; otherwise a bomb will be activated in the store.
Hendricks said this happened last week at a Walgreens store in Allentown.
Store have been dealing with the threats on the corporate level, he said.
Copyright 2013 WFMZ. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.