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Threat called in to Salem Subway

April 13, 2013

SALEM - Police are looking for whoever called in a bomb threat to the Subway restaurant in the Second Street Plaza on Friday.

Police Chief J. T. Panezott said police and firefighters responded at 12:58 p.m. after an employee was told there were two bombs that were going to explode.

The call turned out to be a false alarm and nothing suspicisous was found, Panezott said, adding there are no suspects for now.

The Subway restaurant was evacuated and police advised neighboring businesses in the plaza regarding the threat.

Panezott characterized it as "strange" as far as being called into a restaurant and it could have been made for "any number of reasons."

"If we find out who did it, we'll prosecute them to the full extent of the law," he said, noting there have been no previous police reports regarding the business.

"It's almost like it was picked at random," Panezott said.

The owner of the restaurant responded and the store was eventually reopened.

Panezott said police had cleared th scene within an hour.

The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information should call Salem police at 330-337-7811.

Larry Shields can be reached at



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