Bomb threat reported in Deadwood Monday

DEADWOOD, S.D.(KBHB) – Police in Deadwood are investigating a bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the Franklin Silverado around 2:15 Monday.

Police say the suspect made mention the bombs were to go off at a specific time.

Deadwood Officers in combination with surrounding agencies worked fast and diligently in setting up a perimeter and evacuating employees and patrons.

A detailed search with the assistance of a Police Service Dog (PSD) of both properties yielded no suspicious activity or packages indicating a bomb was not on or near both properties.

Police say this incident is an ongoing investigation. If anyone has any information pertaining to this incident, please call the Deadwood Police Department. Tips can be anonymous.

The Deadwood Police Department would like to thank the South Dakota Highway Patrol, South Dakota Department of Transportation, Lawrence County Sheriffs Office, Lawrence County Emergency Management, Lead Deadwood Ambulance and Deadwood Volunteer Fire Department for their assistance in this matter.