Bomb threat in Providence determined to be a hoax

Sheriff's deputies diverting traffic in front of Elite Pay Global as employees are kept across the street. Deputies cleared the building after a bomb threat was called in, Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

LOGAN — Several businesses in Providence were evacuated Tuesday afternoon when a neighboring company received a bomb threat.

Cache County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Matt Bilodeau said the bomb threat was phoned into Elite Pay Global just before 4 p.m. Employees notified law enforcement and then left the building.

Deputies also evacuated surrounding businesses around 465 North Gateway Drive, including an insurance agency and doctor’s office. There were no injuries.

After an hour, Bilodeau said deputies determined the bomb threat was a hoax and allowed people back into the businesses.

“We had deputies go in,” said Bilodeau. “They made sure there was nothing in there that was suspicious. They verified that with the owner of the business that would know where everything was suppose to go. We then told everyone to get their cars and go home. We also called back business owners who we evacuated earlier and had them come back and secure their business.”

Traffic along Gateway Drive was diverted while deputies investigated and employees were kept across the street until the businesses were cleared.

Bilodeau said they treat bomb threats very seriously considering the amount of people that are affected. An investigation has been opened.

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