Police: Hockessin day care reopens after bomb threat

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

HOCKESSIN, Del. (WPVI) -- A New Castle County day care has been reopened following an alleged bomb threat.

At about 11:49 a.m., police said they were dispatched to the Children of America Daycare after an unidentified caller contacted the facility alleging to have planted an explosive device and hung up.

Multiple New Castle County patrol units responded to the facility and conducted an evacuation.

Upon evacuation, police said children were taken to a nearby fire station.

Following a search of the building, police said a County Police Explosive Detection K-9 positively indicated a possible explosive substance within the facility.

After inspecting the identified areas, the New Castle County Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit determined there were no explosive devices present, police said.

A further search of the building did not locate any explosive devices, police said, and the facility was reopened for occupancy.

No injuries have been reported, police said.

The incident is still under investigation, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the New Castle County Police Department at (302) 573-2800.