ELYRIA — Lorain County 911 had to call police for help yesterday after receiving a threat that there was a bomb in its building.
Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Drozdowski said although there was doubt that someone could have planted a bomb in the secure building on North Gateway Boulevard, which also houses the county’s Emergency Management Agency and Records Center, deputies still took the threat seriously.
He said deputies and Elyria firefighters responded to the building, which was largely evacuated while a search was conducted, but they found no bomb. He said deputies are reviewing the call and investigation.
County EMA Director Tom Kelley said the call came in at 2:07 p.m. and prompted the county to begin activating its secondary 911 call center, which is located at Golden Acres, the county-run nursing home.