June 27, 2017 07:00 PM
A New Horizon Academy daycare in Minneapolis has been given the all-clear after police investigated a bomb threat there Tuesday morning.
The department tweeted the daycare, located on the 100 block of Marquette Avenue South, had been cleared by bomb sniffing K-9s.
Nothing was located during the search and police are working to trace the origin of the 911 call.
Authorities evacuated those in the area while checking the building.
The department later tweeted that everyone who had been evacuated could return to their buildings, and the incident is complete.
The department also tweeted that Marquette Avenue South and other surrounding roads impacted by the search are now open.
Police could not confirm whether the daycare was closed, though parents were arriving to pick up their children.
One parent said she immediately rushed to the daycare when she first learned of the threat.
"It takes nine months to create a life, it takes two seconds to take it," she said. "It's not fair to even give somebody that scare."
The daycare is connected to the Churchill Apartments, where a resident said they heard a fire alarm go off and everyone evacuated.
"We've heard them many times, and then we heard an announcement, 'This is not a drill, we'd like everyone to evacuate the building,'" she said.
That resident was disgusted to learn it was a bomb threat directed at a building full of children.
"Who would even think of doing that at a childcare center?" she asked.
1/2 MPD is investigating a bomb threat at a daycare on the 100 blk of Marquette Av S.— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) June 27, 2017
2/2. MPD bomb K9's are checking the building. Everyone has been evacuated. There have been no injuries. More information as available.— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) June 27, 2017
Update: Bomb sniffing K9's are halfway through the daycare with nothing suspicious being found. Follow us for updates.— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) June 27, 2017
Update: The daycare has been cleared by bomb sniffing K9s. Nothing was located. Police are working to trace the 911 call.— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) June 27, 2017
Update: Everyone who evacuated can return to their buildings. Thank you for your cooperation. Incident complete.— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) June 27, 2017
Cleo Greene and Tyler Berg
Updated: June 27, 2017 07:00 PM
Created: June 27, 2017 10:15 AM
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