GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Greeneville Police Department (GPD) responded to a bomb threat at the Food City on Snapps Ferry Road Sunday afternoon.
According to a release from the GPD, at approximately 12:30 p.m. Greene County Central Dispatch was notified that the Food City located at 905 Snapps Ferry Road received a bomb threat by phone.
Officers arrived on the scene and spoke to the manager, who told them that a male called and said he’d placed an explosive device in the store earlier in the day. The store had already been evacuated upon police arrival, the release stated.
Police say they then walked through the store with the manager, and after nothing was initially located, an explosives detection K-9 was brought in and did not detect any threat, as well. The Food City was then reopened, the release said.
In addition to a bomb threat that caused the evacuation of the Walmart in Abingdon on Saturday, Food City management said that their company has received similar threats at nearby locations within the past few weeks, according to the release.
The GPD says there are no leads or further information at this time and the threat call remains under investigation.