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Bomb threat closes Prescott Valley Home Depot shopping center

There are unconfirmed reports that the Prescott Valley Home Depot store, located at 5500 E. State Route 69, received a bomb threat early Monday morning, Nov. 30. (Les Stukenberg/Daily Courier)

There are unconfirmed reports that the Prescott Valley Home Depot store, located at 5500 E. State Route 69, received a bomb threat early Monday morning, Nov. 30. (Les Stukenberg/Daily Courier)

Monday, November 30, about 8:20 a.m., Prescott Valley Home Depot reported receiving a bomb threat. The store manager reported that a male subject came into the store and made a bomb threat before exiting the store. The manager immediately notified the Prescott Valley Police Department, which quickly took evacuation measures of Home Depot and the surrounding businesses.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety Bomb Squad was summoned and is responding to the scene to assist. The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office and Prescott Valley Public Works Department are assisting with road closures while this incident is being investigated.

Adjacent roads to Home Depot are temporarily closed while the incident is being investigated:

1. Sundog Ranch Road from State Route 69.

2. Market Street at Sun Dog Ranch Road is closed.

3. All entrances to Home Depot or the Crossings in the Home Depot shopping center are temporarily closed.RESCOTT VALLEY - Authorities have confirmed that the Home Depot and other stores in the Prescott Valley shopping center are currently closed due to police investigation of a bomb threat. All traffic entering the complex has been blocked.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

There are reports that the Prescott Valley Home Depot store, located at 5500 E. State Route 69, received a bomb threat early Monday morning, Nov. 30.

Home Depot and police have not confirmed the reason for the closure.

"All associates and customers have been evacuated and are safe," said Destiny King, District Manager for Home Depot. "The whole shopping center is blocked off at the this point...Subway, Verizon, Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby."

Drivers are asked to avoid the area until further notice.

Sheriff's deputies are assisting PVPD with traffic control.

Watch pvtrib.com for updates as they become available.

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