, Corbin, KY


June 20, 2014

Bomb threat evacuates Applebee’s

CORBIN — Late night business came to a standstill at a popular Corbin eatery early Thursday morning, after the building was evacuated due to a bomb threat.

The incident happened at Applebee’s restaurant, located off Cumberland Falls Highway at 50 Corbin Center Drive.

Corbin Police received a complaint from Applebee’s management around 12:29 a.m. saying they had just received a bomb threat called into their restaurant.

According to the Public Affairs Officer Maj. Rob Jones, management said an unknown person had contacted the restaurant, saying there was a bomb in the building.

Patrolman Steve Meadors then responded to the restaurant and evacuated the building. He then contacted the Williamsburg Police Department, asking them to bring their bomb dog to Corbin to assist them with finding possible explosives on the property.

During its search, the dog did not alert police on any explosives inside the building.

Around 1:22 a.m., Applebee’s management decided the threat wasn’t credible, and let their employees come back inside and return to work.

Police noted that if the person or persons making the call are found, they would be charged with second-degree terroristic threatening.

Meadors was assisted at the scene by Ptl. Mike Bisschop of the Corbin Police Department, along with members of the Williamsburg Police Department and Corbin Fire Department. He continues his investigation.

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