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Bomb scare at Mountville VFW

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Police in Lancaster County investigate a bomb threat at the Mountville VFW in the first block of East Main Street. The threat was received at about 3:45 pm Monday. West Hempfield Township Police were told that a man called the VFW and said that there were explosives inside the building.

The building and the surrounding neighborhood was evacuated as a precaution. The building was searched with the assistance of the Lancaster County Sheriffs Department K-9 unit.  Nothing was found and the scene was cleared.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact West Hempfield Township Police at (717) 285-5191.