LUDINGTON — A bomb threat was called into the Rite Aid pharmacy at the intersection of Ludington Avenue and Jackson Road around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Employees and customers were swiftly evacuated and law enforcement and fire personnel were called to the scene.
Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett said several Rite Aids have recently been targeted with bomb threats across the country. A quick Google search with the topic “Rite Aid bomb threat” displays news stories across the country. On Monday two people were killed during a shooting at a Rite Aid in East Lansing. See more here.
A bomb sniffing dog from the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians tribal police was called in to check the building and property over. David Rodriguez of the tribal police said that a Rite Aid in Muskegon County also was under a bomb threat this afternoon.
Ludington Police Dept., Mason County Sheriff’s Office and Ludington Fire Dept. were called to the scene.
Barnett said the store was expected to be re-opened around 2:30 or 3 p.m.