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JPD looking for those responsible for threatening note

Posted: October 11, 2011 - 5:16pm

Police are asking for help in identifying the person or persons who placed a threatening note on a mailbox at the entrance to the Forest Edge condominiums, near Lawson Creek in Douglas Monday afternoon.

“I’m looking for any sort of input from the community regarding this incident,” Juneau Police Department Captain of Operations Ed Mercer said in an interview Tuesday.

The incident resulted in closing down Douglas Highway for a short period of time after 4 p.m. as the JPD Explosive Ordinance Team investigated the area to make sure it was safe. Fire crews also responded to the possible bomb threat.

An investigation found the note was a hoax, according to a release from JPD, and no injuries were reported, Mercer said.

Anyone with information is asked to call JPD at 586-0600 or leave an anonymous tip on the Juneau Crime Line at juneaucrimeline.com.

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