Three branches of the Aurora Public Library District were evacuated Tuesday after police received an online bomb threat.
At approximately 2:41PM on September 12th, officers were dispatched to Aurora Public Library District branches after a bomb threat was received through an online source. An evacuation was ordered at all three branches as a precautionary measure while officers investigated.
A physical search of each location was followed by bomb detection K9’s from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office and Joliet Police Department. No devices were located.
The Santori Public Library at 101 S. River Street was officially cleared at 3:45PM, the West Branch at 233 S. Constitution Drive at 4:10PM, and the Eola Branch at 555 S. Eola Road at 5:37PM.
After each location was cleared, they resumed normal business hours and services.
The investigation into the threat remains an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Aurora Police’s Investigations Division at (630) 256-5500. Tipsters can also call the Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000 or visit www.p3tips.com/135 to report information regarding the incident anonymously.