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Wilmette Public Library evacuated following bomb threat, police say

WILMETTE, Ill. — An ‘all clear’ has been given by police after the Wilmette Public Library was evacuated following a bomb threat that prompted an area police response, village officials said.

Wilmette Police was made aware of the bomb threat around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a post by the Village of Wilmette. The ‘all clear’ was issued hours later at 4:40 p.m. after no threat was found.

The Cook County explosives team conducted the search.

The library will remain closed for the day, officials added. The library will resume normal operations on Friday.

The investigation closed Park Avenue from Wilmette Avenue to Central Avenue. The roadways have since reopened, however.

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Wilmette Police said the department is actively investigating the origin of the threat.

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