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Officials investigating two bomb threats reported in Berrien County

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich.—Bombs threats were reported at two separate locations on Napier Avenue in Berrien County on Thursday afternoon.

Benton Township Police were dispatched to the Berrien County Health Department at 2149 E. Napier Avenue regarding a bomb threat around 2:52 p.m. on Thursday.

The threat was received over email and included monetary demands.

The building was evacuated.

During the investigation at the Health Department, Officers were dispatched to Signature Toyota at 680 E. Napier Avenue in Benton Township for a bomb threat that used the same email with the same monetary demands.

Explosive device detecting K-9 units conducted searches at both facilities and no explosive devices were located.

The source of these two incidents has not been located.

Benton Township Police were assisted by Benton Township Fire Department, Berrien County Sheriff Department, Michigan State Police, Notre Dame Public Safety K-9 Unit (Indiana) and Medic 1.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Benton Township Police Department (269) 925-1135 or Crime Stoppers (574) 288-STOP.

Reports of these two incidents follow a string of bomb threats made across the country on Thursday.

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