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JACK Casino and Public Square back open after bomb threat

Posted at 6:47 AM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 07:34:48-05

CLEVELAND — A bomb threat prompted an evacuation at the JACK Casino and Public Square in Cleveland early Friday morning.

RTA buses were brought in as warming shelters for employees while Cleveland police worked the scene.

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Employees wait outside the Jack Casino after it was evacuated Friday morning due to a threat.

A patron who was inside the casino when it was evacuated said they were in the poker room when everything went down. They said everyone was told to leave their chips on the tables and head to the nearest exit.

Cleveland police said the threat was called into the Casino, but after investigating they determined that was the area was safe. Around 4 a.m., the scene was given an all-clear.

RTA said some buses may be running a little late Friday morning due the incident.