COVINGTON, Ky. (WDTN) — A suspension bridge that crosses the Ohio River has been reopened Wednesday morning after a bomb threat.
According to our partners at WLWT, the Kenton County Sheriff’s Office reported that the Roebling Bridge was closed due to an anonymous bomb threat.
WLWT reported that the caller told the police they would shoot law enforcement and bomb the bridge if they did not receive money. The caller allegedly demanded upwards of $400,000 and threatened to use pipe bombs.
The call for the threat reportedly came in around 5:45 a.m. Police from Covington and Cincinnati responded, as well as Homeland Security and the Coast Guard.
The area surrounding the bridge has reportedly been cleared and the bridge has been secured. Covington police reportedly told our partners that the threat was found to be not credible.
The river has also since been reopened.
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