West Rock in Fernandina Received Bomb Threat

The search did not produce any unusual items and the West Rock safety team opted to reopen the facility.

Press release from Fernandina Beach Police Department – On August 4, 2016, at approximately 8:25 a.m. a call was received at the Fernandina Beach West Rock switchboard’s main number in which the caller advised a bomb would detonate at 9:15 a.m.

The Fernandina Beach Police Department, Nassau County Sheriff’s Office and the Fernandina Beach Fire Department responded to the scene. Public safety coordinated closely with West Rock’s safety and management teams and the decision was made to evacuate the facility. Public Safety then paired with West Rock managers and conducted a search of the facility. The search did not produce any unusual items and the West Rock safety team opted to reopen the facility. At 10:45 a.m. the facility reopened and traffic in the area was returned to normal.

The Fernandina Beach Police Department will be investigating the incident. If anyone has any information they are encouraged to call Sergeant Tracey Hamilton at 904-310-3215.

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