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Bomb threat called in at fairgrounds

By Staff | Aug 4, 2010

The Tyler County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Tyler County Fair Board at approximately 6:16 p.m. A male subject called the Fair Office and advised that a bomb was to explode at the fairgrounds in 20 minutes and would kill within 50 yards.

The fairgrounds were evacuated and the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office, Middlebourne Fire Department, Shirley Fire Department, Middlebourne EMS, West Virginia State Police and the Tyler County Fair Board members checked all areas.

Approximately one hour later the fairgrounds were re-opened to the public by joint decision from the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office and the Fair Board members.

Anyone with information call 304-758-4275.