Funeral Procession Passes, Bomb Threat Follows

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September 11, 2014 — The Associated Press — Employees at the Merrillville Municipal Complex had to leave the building Wednesday afternoon because of a bomb threat that was called into the police department.

Police Chief Joseph Petruch said the threat was made about 20 minutes after a procession returning the body of fallen Merrillville Patrolman Nick Schultz to Northwest Indiana passed by the department.  Officers searched first Schultz’s flower-covered patrol car parked outside the building. then the entire building ,and found no bomb.

Schultz’s slaying remains under investigation by the Northwest Indiana Major Crimes Task Force.


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