Two bomb threats made at Five Guys in three days


Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor

Police responded to two similar bomb threats at Five Guys on Bouquet Street on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

City and Pitt police responded to two similar phoned-in bomb threats at the Five Guys location on Bouquet Street on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

City police spokesperson Maurice Matthews II said the Monday incident occurred around 8:20 p.m., and officers arrived at the building, which was already empty of customers and employees. He said a Pitt police explosive detection dog searched the area with negative results.

“Zone 4 officers were told the caller may have been a member of recently fired employees or a friend of one,” Matthews said.

A similar threat occurred Wednesday afternoon around 4:50 p.m. City police spokesperson Chris Togneri said in a statement that officers cleared the building, and a K-9 officer searched the premises with negative results.

Police are investigating both incidents.

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