Police investigate bomb threat in Fort Mitchell

Fort Mitchell police are investigating a bomb threat in the area.
Fort Mitchell police are investigating a bomb threat in the area.(MGN)
Published: Mar. 4, 2023 at 1:04 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 4, 2023 at 3:02 PM EST
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FORT MITCHELL, KY (WXIX) -Officers are investigating a bomb threat that was issued Saturday in Fort Mitchell, according to police.

Officers say the bomb threat was in the area of Orphanage Road and Dixie Highway.

The USPS called police about a suspicious package in a mailbox outside of Biggby Coffee that was later discovered to be an inert grenade, according to Fort Mitchell Police Chief Rob Nader.

Nader says that Fort Mitchell Fire Department, police, the FBI, postal inspection service, Kentucky State Police, and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

The area was then secured, and everyone was evacuated, the chief said.

Nader says the FBI will be taking over the investigation.

All of the intersections and businesses in the area are shut down for the time being, police said.

Officers say foot traffic is not allowed in that area until further notice.

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