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Bomb threat at local eatery unfounded
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The Dawson County IHOP was closed for a short period of time on Jan. 14 due to a bomb threat.

The call came through shortly before 10 a.m., with law enforcement and emergency workers quickly clearing the area.

The bomb threat was just that: a threat, said Capt. Tony Wooten with the Dawson County Sheriffs Office. It was called in to IHOP, and we responded. Nothing was located.

Craig Hoffman, a spokesperson for IHOP, echoed Wootens statement. The safety of our guests is always our foremost concern, so we cooperated fully, he said. They did bring in bomb-sniffing dogs and found that there was no credible threat.

IHOP, located at 4117 Dawson Forest Road East next to Arbys and by the Walmart shopping center, re-opened for business a little after 11 a.m.

The threat is being investigated.