Bomb threat called into K-Mart Thursday

By The Mercury

Authorities in Pottawatomie and Riley counties confirmed that the Manhattan Kmart received a bomb threat Thursday afternoon.

Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat confirmed that Kmart, 401 E. Poyntz Ave.,  received a call about a bomb shortly after 1 p.m., but none was found.

Riat declined to say exactly what was said over the phone because the incident is under investigation.

Riat said no arrests were made and to his knowledge, the store didn’t evacuate.

Sgt. Brad Ingalls of the Riley County Police Department said Riley County initially responded the report, but turned it over to the Pottawatomie Sheriff’s Office.

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