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Threat made against Hood River toll bridge

The Hood River toll bridge was shut down for a time Wednesday night after the Klickitat County Sheriff’s office dispatch received a bomb threat by phone.

In a call at 10:11 p.m., the caller told the dispatcher a bomb would detonate on the bridge in 20 minutes, then disconnected. The bridge is owned by the Port of Hood River.

Officers from Hood River’s police and sheriff’s offices, White Salmon police and Klickitat County sheriff’s office

responded to the north and south entrances to the bridge and shut down access. Hood River police officers then visually inspected the bridge deck, walkways, lift span and lift control center, but were unable to locate any suspicious devices.

At 10:30 p.m., after no further threats, the bridge was reopened.

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