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Police: Bomb threats called into 2 Lebanon pharmacies

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Police on are investigating a series of reported bomb threats at different pharmacies in Lebanon County, which may be tied to other threats nationwide.

Lebanon City Police responded to a bomb threats made at  Rite Aid, 415 S. 9th Street, and at CVS, 833 Bowman Street on July 9.

Investigators said a man called the pharmacies and demanded the manager activate several Green Dot prepaid credit cards. The caller claimed if the manager didn’t comply, the bomb would go off.

Police evacuated the stores and determined the threat to be a hoax. Nothing suspicious was found.

Similar threats have been reported at retail stores nationwide, according to FBI reports.   Authorities are trying to figure out who is making these threats.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 717-272-6611 or Crime Stoppers at 717-270-9800.

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