Bomb threat closes CVS Pharmacy at Franklin and Nicollet, but no bomb found

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This CVS is closed thanks to a bomb scare.
-- Updates at bottom --

Bomb threats sent via email and phone calls have prompted the closure of the CVS Pharmacy at Franklin and Nicollet avenues in south Minneapolis.

According to a WCCO report, MPD officials say employees at the pharmacy "received phone and email threats about a bomb in the business." The building has been evacuated and traffic through the Franklin and Nicollet intersection has been rerouted as officers investigate the validity of the threat.

City Pages tried to call the store to get more information but nobody answered the phone.

We'll update this post as more information emerges.

:::: UPDATE ::::

Here's a photo from the scene posted to Instagram by KARE's Jim Douglas:

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:::: UPDATE II ::::

WCCO reports that no bomb was found and the scene has now been cleared.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.



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18 comments
Mark Anthony
Mark Anthony

It's no worse than Frogtown where you reside. Less homicides too!

Ran Dazzle
Ran Dazzle

that's just mean..sorry allowed to have opinions in democratic America..im sure the gop types would like to stifle me

Dan Mason
Dan Mason

randall doesn't know shit, as he points out, he lives in saint paul. what kind of person lives in saint paul anyways?

Ran Dazzle
Ran Dazzle

sorry truth hurts..was there the other day by accident and thought I was in Mogadishu..and I live in E.St.Paul which is also a shiit hole

Mark Anthony
Mark Anthony

Oh please! Ain't no one around there got access o no bombs. It's a CVS for gods sake.

Stephanie Rose
Stephanie Rose

"...but nobody answered the phone" well... that's because the building's been evacuated....

Rickardo Ehman
Rickardo Ehman

As far as CVS's go, that one really is that bomb!

Melanie Lawrence
Melanie Lawrence

I used to live right across the street from there. Scary!!!

jo1glex
jo1glex

@Randall G Baxter  Why would you think you were in Mogadishu, when you were in a CVS drugstore near downtown Minneapolis?  That seems highly unlikely.  The signage and packaging would have been in English.  You would have been using US dollars.  All the products would have been designed and marketed for US preferences.  

What sort of accident befell you, leading you to go into a pharmacy?

I'm starting to suspect that none of this actually happened, and you just hit your hit sharply.  You should have that checked out.  Concussions can be serious.  Especially if you've had such outlandish symptoms.

jamesbest7
jamesbest7

@Randall G Baxter You clearly haven't seen "god awful" parts of ANY towns. Dickhole.

c.carp
c.carp

@Randall G Baxter Haha that is not at all a "god awful part of town", you knob.

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