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May 29, 2014
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Bomb squad clears “Y” shopping center

A shopping center at the South Tahoe “Y” was cordoned off for about two hours Thursday until authorities investigating a possible bomb threat determined there was no explosive device.

Administrators at the nearly South Tahoe High School implemented a “shelter in place” status for students while the investigation continued, and then resumed normal operations.

Police Lt. Brian Williams said a Kmart employee heard a few teenagers talking about a bomb in the area of mailboxes outside the store. South Lake Tahoe spokeswoman Tracy Franklin said the employee then went to the mailboxes, heard a ticking sound and called authorities about noon. A Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District bomb disposal team was summoned, and a bomb squad team member in a protective suit checked out the mailboxes. Two robot devices also were utilized to make sure there were no explosive devices.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated May 29, 2014 08:02PM Published May 29, 2014 01:32PM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.