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Authorities re-open downtown after bomb threat reported in Montevallo

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The threat was called in to the CVS on Main Street. Source: WBRC video The threat was called in to the CVS on Main Street. Source: WBRC video
MONTEVALLO, AL (WBRC) -

Authorities say that they have re-opened downtown Montevallo after a bomb threat was called in to a local drugstore.

Police say the threat was called in to the CVS on Main Street around 6 p.m. The immediate area was evacuated and blocked off.

Jefferson County deputies brought in a bomb-sniffing dog but nothing was found. Officials re-opened Main Street around 8:30 p.m.

Montevallo Police Chief Jeremy Littleton says his office will continue to investigate who made the threat. He says that person could face terroristic threat charges.

The city of Montevallo posted the following alert on their website earlier tonight:

The City of Montevallo received a bomb threat. This is currently under investigation. In response, several downtown blocks have been closed. Please avoid downtown/Main Street until further notice. It will be difficult to respond to questions during this time. Your patience is appreciated.

They followed up with this message around 9 p.m.:

Main Street has re-opened after the investigation by Montevallo police department and Jefferson County canine unit resulted in no identifiable danger. Many thanks to our citizens for their patience, our police department for their response and the assistance of the university and Jefferson county.

We continue to work on getting more information. Check back here for updates and tune in to FOX6 News at 9 for updated details.

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