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UPDATE: ‘Confusion in conversation’ led to bomb threat, authorities say

Idaho Falls

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Natalia Hepworth,


The following is an update from the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office:

Deputies and emergency personnel have cleared the scene of this incident and determined there is no further threat or cause for alarm. Upon investigation, it appears there was some confusion in conversation between an employee and a customer at the Jiffy Lube that resulted in a call to dispatch advising of a possible bomb device at that location.

All parties relating to this call were interviewed and deputies determined there was no criminal action necessary. Bomb Squad resources checked the area as a precaution and found no further cause for concern.


AMMON — Bonneville County Sheriff deputies are investigating a bomb threat at a business near 25th East and Sunnyside Road in Ammon.

The incident is at a business near Kohl’s.

Deputies have the scene secured and a person, who has not been identified, has been detained.

Bomb Squad personnel from the sheriff’s office and Idaho Falls Police are also on scene and are working on clearing the area of any potential hazardous items.

Hillcrest High School, Ammon Elementary, Hillview Elementary and Sandcreek Middle School were briefly put into hall check mode out of an abundance of caution, Bonneville Joint School District 93 spokesman Phil Campbell said. Hall check means all the doors are locked, but school continues as normal.

Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Bryan Lovell saids the area is secure, and there is no known threat to the public.