UPDATE: 9/24/23, 3:19 P.M.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) — The suspicious circumstance that caused the closure of The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City Sunday morning has been identified as a bomb threat, according to Salt Lake City Police.
The investigation started shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, when police received information about a suspicious circumstance at The King’s English Bookstore, located at 1511 South 1500 East.
Police reportedly treated the incident as a potential bomb threat, based on the information they got from their investigation. Officers worked with store employees to evacuate the building, and a K-9 team responded to the scene.
SLCPD was then able to determine that there was no threat to the community, according to a release.
During the investigation, police closed down 1500 East from Emerson Ave. to Kensington Ave. Police are currently investigating who made the threat, and why they made it.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call SLCPD at 801-799-3000.
No further information is available at this time.
ORIGINAL STORY: 9/24/23, 12:11 P.M.
SLCPD closed off 1500 East from Emerson Ave. to Kensington St. while a K-9 Unit from the department’s Airport Division checked the area.
After searching the outside and inside of the building with a K-9 Unit that is certified in detecting explosive materials, SLCPD gave the “all clear” and turned the building back over to the owner.
1500 East has reopened at this time.
No further information is currently available.