Bomb threat closes Cherokee Nation’s Sallisaw tag office

BY STAFF REPORTS
08/07/2019 12:15 PM
SALLISAW – A bomb threat was called in to the Cherokee Nation’s tag office at approximately 8:05 a.m. on Aug. 7 leading to the building being evacuated and portions of the downtown area blocked off by Sallisaw police, according to the Sequoyah County Times.

The tag office, located at 100 E. Choctaw, was evacuated along with surrounding buildings, Sallisaw Police Chief Terry Franklin said.

The alley parallel to Cherokee Avenue as well as Chickasaw Street from Walnut to Oaks streets has been blocked off, officials said.

Sallisaw Police Capt. Jeff Murray said that Sallisaw police officers trained in bomb detection conducted perimeter checks and walk-throughs around 9:30 a.m. but did not enter the building. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Bomb squad was also called in to bring in bomb sniffing dogs.

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