Both Hanover Kroger stores reopen after bomb threats

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HANOVER COUNTY, Va. – The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office investigated two bomb threats at two Kroger grocery stores.

One of the stores is located at 9351 Atlee Rd. The other store is located at 6335 Mechanicsville Turnpike. Both were temporarily evacuated.

“Bomb detecting K-9s are on-scene at this time along with Sheriff’s Office personnel, who are conducting security sweeps of each building,” Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Chris Whitley wrote in an email. “Citizens and motorist are asked to avoid these areas until each scene can be rendered safe.”

An hour later, security sweeps were completed and nothing suspicious was found at either location. Kroger management has re-opened both stores. Investigators remain on-scene and the investigation into these incidents is ongoing.

The bomb threats were received by phone by a Kroger employee at each store, who then reported it to the Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hanover Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000

This is a developing story.