Bomb threats false
By Patrick Yost
Two bomb threats called in approximately seven minutes apart forced the short evacuation of two area businesses last Saturday.
According to Madison Police Department reports, a man called the Huddle House restaurant, located at the Pilot Truck Stop on Eatonton Road, at approximately 9:26 p.m. and alleged that “there is a bomb in the building. Would you like me to push the detonator?”
At 9:33 p.m. a similar call was made to the Cracker Barrel restaurant, also on Eatonton Road.
Reports state that employees answering the calls said the caller sounded Caucasian and middle-aged.
Both the Huddle House and Cracker Barrel were evacuated.
Officers from the Madison Police Department, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia State Patrol all responded to the threats.
A bomb detection dog from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office was used to sweep both restaurants and the truck stop area.
No bombs were located, reports state.
Printed in the February 7, 2013 edition