High Street reopens after afternoon bomb threat

A Chestertown Police Department vehicle closes off the 200 block of High Street in downtown Chestertown Thursday afternoon due to a bomb threat.

CHESTERTOWN — A bomb threat made against this newspaper led to the closure of a block in downtown Chestertown Thursday afternoon.

The Chestertown Police Department, Kent County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police responded, as well as the Kent County Fire Police to assist with traffic.

The Kent County News office along with neighboring buildings in the 200 block of High Street were evacuated by police as a safety precaution at around 3 p.m.

A Maryland State Police K-9 unit searched the Kent County News offices and outside areas around the building, with nothing found. The scene was cleared a little after 5 p.m.

"I want to thank the Chestertown Police Department, the Kent County Sheriff's Office, the Maryland State Police and our local fire police for their assistance and ensuring our safety," said Kent County News Editor Daniel Divilio.

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