Grand Traverse County GOP office cleared after bomb threat

Posted at 8:24 PM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 20:24:39-04

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan Republican Party office in Traverse City was briefly evacuated after a man carrying a sign denigrating President Donald Trump entered and made a bomb threat.

Grand Traverse County Republican chairman John Roth says a man entered the office Wednesday afternoon holding the sign and then said he should blow them up. After he was told police would be called, the man ran off.

Roth said staff and volunteers were evacuated and Grand Traverse County sheriff’s deputies searched the office with a bomb-sniffing dog. After no bomb was found, people were allowed back in the office.

Roth said given the times, such threats have to be taken seriously. Authorities say they are searching for the man who made the threat.