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Police: Glendale craft store subject of bomb prank

Police: Glendale craft store subject of bomb prank
A pedestrian walks by Glendale police units on California Avenue near Michaels craft store due to a bomb threat. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Police evacuated employees and shoppers from a Michaels near City Hall Monday afternoon following a report of a bomb at the craft store, but no suspicious packages were found, and authorities believe the incident may have been a prank.

[Updated at 8:14 p.m.]

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Glendale police arrived at the store, in the 200 block of Glendale Avenue, at about 5:30 p.m., after a 911 caller claimed being shown a bomb, said Sgt. Tom Lorenz.

Bomb-sniffing dogs swept the area, but turned up nothing, leading police to believe the scare was potentially a prank, he said.

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-- Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com

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