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.

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.

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