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Bomb threat causes evacuation at La Crosse nonprofit

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A bomb threat forced people at a Southside La Crosse business to evacuate early Thursday. The La Crosse Police and Fire Departments were called to Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront, just after 11 AM.

Aptiv said a written threat was found in a women's bathroom stall and staff were notified. 

Authorities had the building evacuated and a sweep of the building at 3000 South Ave. was conducted. Staff and participants were allowed back in the building at about 2:30 PM after no bombs were found.

The nonprofit said in a statement, "We are grateful for the emergency personnel teams that provided an immediate response to our urgent need. We are also grateful for the community support from the AVS Group, the Hmong Cultural Center and the La Crosse MTU for providing assistance in our time of need."

The organization said families were notified of the incident. Staff members are working with law enforcement officials to conduct a full investigation. 

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