SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, Aug. 11, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police, bomb-sniffing dogs, and special technicians responded to Harmons in the District after a threat was phoned in to the store Saturday night.
The Customer Service Department at the grocery store, at 11453 S. Parkway Plaza, received a call at about 6:25 p.m. from someone saying they were going to blow the store up, South Jordan Police Sgt. Sean Phillips said.
The store called police dispatch, and officers responded and quickly evacuated everyone from the store.
“We set up a perimeter, and called in two bomb-detection dogs and two bomb techs,” Phillips said. He added that Utah Highway Patrol and Utah Transit Authority responded with the dogs, and West Valley City sent the two bomb technicians.
The dogs checked the exterior and interior of the store and found it to be safe. The bomb technicians went in and met with the dogs’ handlers.
“They cleared the scene, so everything’s back to business as usual,” Phillips said. “We’ll forward this to our detective division and they’ll take it over from there.”
Customers were allowed back into the store shortly after officials were certain it was safe.