Bomb threat investigation near Fort Myers Target

Reporter: Amy Galo Writer: Rachel Murphy
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Fort Myers Police responded near the Target on Dynasty Drive due to a bomb threat.

The investigation began around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Shoppers and diners evacuated the area as employees were led into the parking lots.

Roads leading to the Target were closed off. For a while, a group of what seemed to be Target employees and customers were standing out front. No one was allowed in or out.

While the stores on the west side of the plaza remain closed, Target employees were finally allowed back inside. Cars that were parked outside of the Target were also allowed to leave, and the roads leading up to the west side of the plaza have been reopened.

All other areas of the plaza remained open.

A spokesperson from the Fort Myers Police Department said no one was injured and an investigation remains ongoing.

The Target location opened on Wednesday, and normal hours have not been affected due to the bomb threat.

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