Police: No bombs found following threats at 2 Madison 7-Eleven stores
Posted: Jan 28, 2021 7:25 PM CDT
MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Police in Madison have found no evidence of explosives after investigating two bomb threats against 7-Eleven stores in the city Thursday, Jan. 28.
The threats came in at 11:50 a.m. and 12:50 p.m.
Police say in the first incident, a caller dialed 911 and stated that they'd placed explosive devices at the 7-Eleven near Lake and State Street and could detonate them at any time.
A similar call was placed about an hour later, referencing the 7-Eleven near Park and Buick Street.
UW-Madison police evacuated Memorial Library and the nearby extension building.
After a thorough search of both buildings, no suspicious items were found. The scene was cleared shortly before 3 p.m.
Detectives are working to identify the caller.