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Clinton fields another hoax threat

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Gazette Staff
January 28, 2008
— An apparent hoax threat was phoned into Community Bank in Clinton on Friday morning.

At 9 a.m., a man phoned the bank to say that “chemical weapons” had been deposited at the bank and all others in Rock County, said Sgt. Ed Fairchild of the Clinton Police Department.


Police checked with the bank and the two others in Clinton. None reported anything suspicious, other than the call, Fairchild said.


Clinton police alerted their colleagues elsewhere in the county.


None apparently found any chemical weapons.


Janesville police sent an e-mail to the city’s financial institutions saying that police considered the threat to be a prank.


The phone call Friday was the second hoax threat Clinton authorities had to deal with last week.


On Jan. 21, a caller said bombs had been left at Scot Forge, which makes industrial steel bars and parts, and two of Clinton’s three schools. The threat was unfounded.



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