Authorities are giving the all-clear after a bomb
threat in Spring Grove caused some tense moments this
News 8's Brittany Schmidt has been at the scene all
and joins us with the latest.
the call for the bomb threat came in at about 1-30
Authorities evacuated businesses in the area of the
and put all government buildings on lockdown.
Police declined to provide specific details about
the threat .
but said it involved a bomb being planted in a van.
A bomb squad was called in from the Twin Cities to
Police say no devices were found in the van.
The man who owns the van says he got a call from his
wife at about 3 this afternoon.
He says he doesn't know why his van was mentioned
in the threat.
I was thinking it was more likely just a joke.
Can't really think of anybody who would want to bomb
us unless they just picked us as a random vehicle.
After the bomb squad was able to do a sweep of the
van and found no evidence of a bomb .
police were able to open the city back up at about
They say they don't believe there's any continuing
threat to the city.
The chief of police in Spring Grove says he's very
happy with how everyone responded to the threat.
I am totally thrilled.
The downtown evacuated very quick, it was orderly,
nobody got hurt.
Other than the inconvenience, I'm very pleased at
how everybody responded and the cooperation my department
got from the outlying agencies.
As for who was responsible for the threat .
authorities say someone did call in sometime this
afternoon saying they were involved .
but police declined to provide any more details.
Police say they can't release a motive for the threat
and no arrests have been made .
but the investigation is ongoing.