All-clear given after bomb threat at Crestline Village Hall


CRESTLINE — Law enforcement officers are continuing their investigation into a bomb threat at Crestline Village Hall.

This afternoon, after a search of the building discovering no explosive device, the all clear was given and life near Village Hall was returning to normal.

The threat was received Wednesday morning, according to Mayor Clayton Herald.

Village Hall was evacuated after the threat was received and a perimeter was set in the area to keep traffic and onlookers away. Roads were shut down with barricades and city vehicles and county vehicles blocking entrances to the village hall area.

Streets near Crestline Village Hall were shut down Wednesday morning after a threat was received at Village Hall. Photo by Russ Kent

 

TheSpecial Response Team from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office did a preliminary search of the building. Children at Crestline St. Joseph School were being kept inside the building until the all-clear was received.

A special unit with the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office arrived about 11 a.m. and conducted a more intensive search of Village Hall, which also houses the police and fire departments.

Some nearby businesses also were evacuated and the bomb squad members from Ashland County also moved the perimeter back a couple blocks.

This story will be updated as more information is available.