Sources are reporting a possible bomb in Rockford.
It happened just before 5 pm in the area of 12th st and 5th ave in Rockford.
Reports of a suspicious package, with a possible bomb inside it.
Bomb Squad en route. Still developing.
Update: Police said it was an empty package, but sources at the scene said the police told everyone to go in their houses and stay inside, even though police said it was an empty package. So it is unclear if the situation is still active or cleared.
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Video by Chris BREAKING: BOMB THREAT AT THE ROCKFORD AIRPORT
Source sent us the following screenshot. According to this, these passengers were boarding a plane at the Rockford Airport and were checking in a bag. The bag has 2 Christmas ornaments and a bottle of vodka in it. They tried to tell the airport authorities what it was, but they still evacuated the building. They detained the 2 guys in police squad cars while they investigated. They were able to confirm it was not a bomb and gave the all clear.
UPDATE: Police have the airport area blocked off. Initial reports are saying it was a bomb threat. Sources have told us. They do believe it is a possible bomb. The bomb squad is on scene. Rockford Fire Department ambulance went out there with lights and sirens, unknown on injuries at this time. Still developing
Details are minimal right now due to the encryption.
Sources are reporting a bomb threat the Rockford Airport.
They are evacuating the Rockford Airport. Almost 200 people have been evacuated. Several emergency personnel are en route to the scene.
This is still developing, check back later for updates
Bomb Threat – Walmart on Northridge
Date: 05/24/2018 1:00 pm
Location: 3849 NorthRidge Dr
Shortly before 1:00pm on May 24, 2018, an employee at the Northridge Walmart received a phone call from an unknown person stating there was an explosive device within the store. At that time, store employees and customers were evacuated from the store. Officers from the Rockford and Loves Park Police Departments responded to the store. Officers conducted a search of the store and no suspicious items were found. At this time, this call has been deemed as a hoax. The Rockford Police Department is conducting an investigation into this incident.
Around 1 pm today several emergency personnel were responding to a bomb threat in Rockford.
There are evacuating the Walmart on Northridge. Reports of a bomb threat.