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Bomb threat closes Park Rapids grocery store

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Law officers barricaded a downtown Park Rapids grocery store for several hours Thursday after a hoax bomb threat was called in.

According to Park Rapids Police Chief Terry Eilers, a male called Coborn's about 10:15 a.m. and told the receptionist, "I have some serious news."

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The caller went on to say a bomb had been placed in "the Western Union box" near the store's courtesy counter.

The receptionist said, "Are you serious?" and placed the call on hold.

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