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Crisis Averted: Lanett Police Respond To Bomb Threat

LANETT- On Tuesday, Lanett Police along with Fire & Ems responded to a reported bomb threat at the Kroger grocery store. Gator Media spoke with interim Police Chief Richard Casner on the scene. On Wednesday morning the Lanett Police Department issued the following press release regarding the incident.

"At approximately 4:30 pm on August 2, 2022, Chambers County Dispatch received a 911 call in reference to a possible bomb in the Kroger located at 1401 S Gilmer Ave. Lanett Police and Fire departments responded to the scene and made contact with the management of the store. At that time the store was safely evacuated, and a perimeter was established by the Lanett first responders.

At that time responding officers were unable to establish if the call was a hoax, so they put a call out to surrounding agencies to assist with EOD detection K9s.

Auburn Police Department responded with two K9s and their handlers Lt. Perry and Ofc. Bryan. They did a thorough sweep of the store and confirmed that the call was false. This incident is currently under investigation", said Lanett Police.

Lanett Police Department would like to thank Lanett Fire Department and Auburn Police Department for their rapid response and assistance.

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