Thursday, August 7, 2008

Woodbridge, NJ: Bomb Threat Closes Store

A bomb threat at the Lowe's Home Center on Woodbridge Center Drive last week caused an evacuation of employees and customers at the department store for roughly two hours.

The incident occurred between 8. and 8:27 p.m. on July 31, police said.

The store manager told police that he received three phone calls. In the first call, he could not hear because of static, so he hung up; in the second call, he could only make out the words "20 minutes," and in the last call he could make out a female voice with no accent.

The female voice said, "This is your last and final call. You have 10 minutes before the bomb goes off in paint. This is no prank … ," before ending the phone call.

After the last phone call, the store manager called police.

The manager told police that the caller used language that only an employee or ex-employee would use.

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