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Threat empties plaza

May 19, 2003|by DAVE McMILLION

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Movies and a dance recital were interrupted in the Berkeley Plaza Sunday afternoon when 911 dispatchers received a call from a man who said a bomb was in the shopping center, police said.

Using a bomb-sniffing dog borrowed from a local Internal Revenue Service facility, police searched businesses in the plaza but found nothing, said Cpl. Ron Gardner of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.

The bomb threat was made while movies were being shown at a theater in the plaza and while a dance recital was being held, Gardner said.

The activities were interrupted and police closed the plaza along U.S. 11 north of Martinsburg for about three hours after the threat was received about 12:50 p.m., Gardner said.

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A similar threat was called into the plaza last year and nothing was found.

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