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Webster City Police Department respond to local bomb threat

October 15, 2020

On October 14, 2020 at 1752 hours the Webster City Police Department responded to a report of a bomb left in the McDonald’s restaurant located at 400 Fairmeadow Drive. The reporting party advised a subject had called the restaurant and stated a bomb had been placed in the building and was set to detonate at a specified time.

Officers responded to the scene and performed a walk through with McDonald’s staff to determine if anything suspicious had been left in the building. Nothing suspicious was located. Management at the restaurant determined the threat was false and they returned to normal business at 1823 hours.

The Webster City Police Department is actively investigating the incident. The act of making a bomb threat is considered a violation of Iowa Code 712.7 and is a Class D Felony. A Class D Felony is punishable by a fine of no more than $7,500 and imprisonment of not longer than five years.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Webster City Police Department at (515) 832-9166. Information can be left anonymously using the following methods;
• Call the local tip line at (515) 832-8437. This line is not recorded and information may be left anonymously.
• Go online to P3TIPS.com and follow the on-screen instructions.
• Download the P3 app for your smart device and follow the on-screen prompts.

The Webster City Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Webster City Fire Department.

View the official press release.

Last modified: October 15, 2020

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