Bomb threat investigated at Riverdale Lowe’s

Officials have responded to a bomb scare at Lowes in Riverdale on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Laura Withers

RIVERDALE, Utah, July 16, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Lowe’s store in Riverdale was evacuated due to a bomb threat Tuesday morning.

Officials responded to the home improvement store at 4155 South Riverdale Road on a report of a bomb threat just before 10:45 a.m., said a news release from Riverdale Police.

“Employees reported a male called the Riverdale Lowe’s and stated there was a bomb in the building and hung up,” the news release said. “Riverdale Police and Lowe’s evacuated the building as a safety precaution. Bomb detection K-9 units responded and searched the building.”

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No bombs were located.

Detectives investigated who made the threat by researching incoming phone numbers through the phone company. Kenneth Gill was identified as a suspect and was later arrested for threats of terrorism, a second-degree felony.

“Gill was upset about recently being terminated from Lowe’s and made the threat because of being terminated,” the news release said.

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