Police Investigate Phoned-In Bomb Threat At Scioto Downs


UPDATED: Thursday January 9, 2014 5:29 PM

Police were investigating a report of a bomb threat at Scioto Downs Racino.

A man called the racetrack/casino Thursday morning to claim he had it wired with explosives.

According to authorities, the man said he was in the parking lot with a remote-controlled detonator. He called the facility multiple times.

The man demanded a $50,000 ransom or he would activate the bombs.

Police officers were searching the grounds, but no evacuations were ordered.

The racino was not evacuated during the search.

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