ACSO investigates a bomb threat at community center

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) reports the investigation of a bomb threat at the Verona Community Center August 12.

The Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center took a call from a male with a distorted voice claiming a bomb was in the Verona Community Center on Lee Highway.

The call was transferred to the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office as the center is in their jurisdiction.

The caller stated that a book bag containing a bomb was located near the back of the sanctuary.

Deputies arrived at the community center and evacuated the center and adjacent buildings.

The Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office was called in for a bomb detection Canine unit to assist.

There were no suspicious items found after the intensive search in any of the buildings at the location.

This recent call is similar in nature to a June of 2022 call about a bomb at the Murphy- Deming building in Fishersville.

Both of the calls appear to have come from overseas.

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