Bomb threats at Newport, Bellevue Kroger resolved

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UPDATE: Bellevue Police confirmed the threat at the Bellevue location has been resolved. They believe that the threats were part of a nation-wide hoax. Federal investigators are being informed.–06/10/23 @ 1 p.m.

UPDATE: Campbell County police dispatch confirmed that the threat at the Bellevue location has been resolved. –06/10/23 @ 12:46 p.m.

UPDATE: The City of Newport announced the bomb threat at the Newport location has been resolved. LINK nky is still awaiting word from Bellevue. –06/10/23 @ 12:39 p.m.

LINK nky has confirmed active bomb threats at the Kroger locations in Bellevue and Newport.

Bellevue Police Chief Jon McClain confirmed that a Kroger employee in Bellevue had received a phone call from someone warning them of a bomb in the building.

Newport officer Lieutenant Jeff Kohls on the scene at the Newport location said that they received a phone call at 10:31 a.m. informing them of a threat, adding that Bellevue had received a call about five minutes later. The threats appear to be from the same caller. A bomb sniffing dog on loan from the airport is sweeping the property.

Both buildings have been evacuated and the areas are on lock-down. Bomb specialists on loan from the airport are on site.

At 11:50 a.m., a few minutes after LINK nky received this information, police began letting employees back into the Newport location.

LINK nky will report more on the situation as more information becomes available.

Photos from outside the Newport Kroger location the morning of June 10. Photos by Mark Collier | LINK nky
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