A strange Styrofoam container left outside a local Oregon library became full of books.
On Tuesday, Deschutes County sheriff’s representatives along with a local Oregon crowd were called to the Deschutes Public Library branch to investigate a mysterious Styrofoam container that appeared on the library door.
When authorities and the bomb squad arrived, nearby buildings – including City Hall – were told to take shelter in the area while the Styrofoam container was inspected. An X-ray of the container revealed that there were actually books inside.
Lt. said. Chad Davis of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office at KTVZ said the library did the right thing in calling 911 regarding the unknown threat.
“They were opening, and on their initial walk around the facility saw a Styrofoam box near the door, just outside the door,” Davis said. “They called us, we called the OSP bomb squad. They sent their technician from Bend, who came and X-rayed the box, found out it was books.”
“They were closed for two days on the weekend, Sunday and Monday,” Davis continued. “They don’t take donations. There’s no note or anything written on it. They’re hardworking.”
Davis closed his statements by mentioning that his department would not open anonymous boxes or packages as well.
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In 2021, there will be a number of bomb threats that have resulted in law enforcement filing criminal charges against those who made them.
On Aug. 20, Michael Varrone of Charlotte, Michigan was charged with two counts of false report or threat of terrorism and count of false report of bomb threat.
On Jan. 7, Varrone allegedly called the state Capitol in Michigan and asked everyone to evacuate the building because the building would explode. The building ended up being temporarily closed before local authorities learned that the bomb threat was untrue. Varrone’s actions came a day after the U.S. Capitol riot by Trump supporters took place in Washington, DC
On Aug. 10, a Utah woman faced charges of allegedly calling a bomb threat to get her to leave her job early.
According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, the 21 -year -old from Coalville, Utah sent his father a text message that read, “Call 911 Bomb Threat and my Job” on Sunday, Aug. 8, KSLTV reported .
The case was sent to the county attorney for review and also to find out if he would face additional charges for the fake threat.