A Chick-fil-A location in Martinsburg, West Virginia was forced to close down this afternoon because of a bomb threat, reports The Journal.Police and firefighters arrived at the Chick-fil-A, closed it down and evacuated the building after a caller phoned in that a “device” had been placed somewhere in the restaurant.
Thankfully, no bomb or device was found in the restaurant and the Chick-fil-A was eventually deemed safe. It reopened around three hours later.
Today was declared Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day by Mike Huckabee, and people all across the country flocked to their local Chick-fil-A restaurants to support the chain, which is going through a controversy revolving around president and COO Dan Cathy’s comments about gay marriage.
Nobody knows who was behind the threat, but local police promise that they will “prosecute to the fullest extent that the law allows for anyone making these types of threats.”
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