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By Pam Burke 

Northern bomb threat determined a hoax


Last updated 7/11/2022 at 7:03pm

A bomb scare at Montana State University-Northern was reported at 2:45 p.m. Friday Assistant Police Chief Aaron Wittmer said, but investigation found no sign of an explosive device.

The unnamed caller, speaking in what Wittmer described as a heavy Middle Eastern accent, told police dispatch that a bomb with a timer set to go off in one hour and 15 minutes was in a classroom at Northern. Investigation by law enforcement found no evidence of a bomb or other device.

The call came in on the police department’s landline but originated from a wi-fi phone, Wittmer said, and further investiga...

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