Cranston grocery store re-opened after false bomb threat

By: News Staff


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CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — A supermarket that was evacuated for a bomb threat that turned out to be false is now open, according to local police.

The Stop & Shop on Atwood Avenue in Cranston was evacuated around 1:30 p.m. Saturday when an employee received a call saying there was a bomb in the building.

Cranston Police and Rhode Island State Police responded to the scene. No legitimate threat was found.

The building was cleared and the building was re-opened around 3 p.m.

This incident is under police investigation, and the origin of the call is currently unknown.

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