NORTH OGDEN, Utah, Feb. 13, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A North Ogden City Council meeting was locked down Tuesday night after a death threat was received, officials said.
North Ogden Police Department said in a statement Wednesday an “unknown male” called dispatch twice around 8:30 p.m., making threats directed at the meeting.
“The caller indicated that a firearm and explosives would be used,” the statement said.
Officers from North Ogden, Harrisville and Pleasant View “were on the scene within minutes and secured the city building and surrounding areas.”
A YouTube livestream of the meeting shows a police officer interrupting the meeting as he approaches Mayor Brent Chugg and speaks to him.
The livestream shows the officer asking community members to “sit tight” and then asking the council to “step out.” The officer then instructs the community members to “leave your stuff,” before they leave the room.
A dog trained to track explosives was called to the scene and detected no threats.
The building was cleared and those inside were allowed to leave after about two hours.
Police are still searching for the person or persons responsible for making the threat and an investigation is underway.
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.