Bomb threat at Ludington Rite-Aid follows threats to other Rite-Aids, scene cleared - Ludington Daily News: Local

Bomb threat at Ludington Rite-Aid follows threats to other Rite-Aids, scene cleared

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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:45 am

Police were at the Ludington Rite Aid early Tuesday afternoon after a bomb threat was called in to the store.

The Mason County Sheriff's Office asked that citizens avoid the area of Jackson Street and US 10, where Rite-Aid is located, as law enforcement officers investigated.

The scene was cleared about 2:15 p.m.

The call came in to the store, according to Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett, and threats have been made regarding other Rite-Aids as well.

Officer Dave Rodriguez of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and police dog Edo helped at the Ludington scene.

The building was evacuated after the call came in about 12:30 p.m.

There were nine employees at the Ludington store, with most of them at the EZ Mart across the street while the manager helped police and the investigation was ongoing at the scene.

The roads adjacent to the store remained open and traffic continued to flow with the exception of a two-car accident caused by an allegedly drunk driver on Ludington Avenue just west of Jackson Avenue. 

Police investigated bomb threats at the Rite Aid stores in Bridgeman and Berrien Springs early Monday afternoon. No explosives were found, according to Harbor Country News.
 
While it might not be related other than the store franchise name, this also follows a shooting of a Rite Aid employee Monday in Lansing's Frandor Shopping Center. Pharmacist Michael Addo, 35, of Mason, was killed, as was East Lansing resident Jordan Daniel Rogers, 27, killed at home about a mile away. The shootings occurred Monday around 11 a.m. That Rite Aid is closed until further notice.
 
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