The Effingham Police Department investigated a reported bomb threat at a State facility yesterday morning.
At approximately 9:00am, Effingham Police Department was called to a State facility on Hoffman Drive for a bomb threat. According to Effingham Police Chief Fuesting, they were informed that the facility had received the bomb threat through fax over the weekend but didn’t discover the fax until yesterday due to the holiday weekend. Officers arrived on scene and evacuated the building. They then searched the area and didn’t uncover anything. Chief Fuesting requested the assistance of a explosives dog from the Illinois State Police. After the dog searched the area and didn’t uncover anything, the employees returned to work.
Chief Fuesting stated that multiple other State facilities across Illinois received the same bomb threat. Things were back to normal by Tuesday afternoon.