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CODY, Wyo. -- The Cody Police Department is working to determine who called in a bomb threat last week at the Maverik store on Big Horn Avenue, which caused its evacuation for approximately three hours, the Cody Enterprise newspaper reported.
At about 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 23, local authorities received a call from a Maverik employee stating he received a bomb threat. "The caller said the bomb was set to go off in 30 minutes. At that point, we told [the employees] to leave the building," Police Chief Perry Rockvam said, noting the caller referred to himself as the "Angel of Death."
No bomb was found, and police are conducting an investigation to determine the identity of the caller, the report stated. Under state statute, making a bomb threat is a felony and considered a "terrorist threat" punishable by three years in prison, Rockvam said.
"It impacts the business because they have to shut down and lose sales," he said. "During this, we had three fire units on stand-by and medical personnel on stand-by."