Gaines Twp. Target store evacuated after bomb threat

Posted at 4:29 PM, Nov 28, 2017

GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- The Target store at the Gaines Marketplace shopping area was evacuated Tuesday after a bomb threat.

The Kent County Sheriff's Department says the threat was reported at about 3:30 p.m.  at 1925 Marketplace Dr. SE.   Some of the neighboring businesses, including the Staples store, were also evacuated.

Michigan State Police also responded to the store and conducted a search with bomb detection dogs.  Nothing was found and the scene was being being cleared shortly after 5:45 p.m.

The sheriff's office says the Target store received the bomb threat over the phone.