WPD responds to possible bomb threat in downtown Wilmington


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police responded to a bomb threat in downtown Wilmington Saturday evening, forcing several roads to be shut down for hours.

WPD says officers responded around 6:15 p.m. to a bomb threat involving the City of Wilmington 2nd Street parking deck and the New Hanover County Courthouse.

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2nd Street Parking Deck closed due to bomb threat on Dec. 28, 2019. (Photo: Hannah Kinlaw)

Police say the threat was called in through the 911 Center.

Several blocks of downtown were closed to allow the bomb squad to conduct a thorough sweep of the area.

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and several other WPD units assisted.

No devices were found, and roads reopened shortly before 9:30 p.m.

Similar threats were made to downtown Apex and a restaurant in Manteo Saturday.

WPD is investigating any connections.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at (910)-343-3609 or use tip708.com for anonymous methods.