Crime and Public Safety
Bomb threat at North Carolina Zoo prompts evacuation Monday
ASHEBORO, N.C. Local Charlotte News — A bomb threat prompted the North Carolina Zoo to evacuate and shut down on Monday morning, according to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.
At about 10:43 a.m., Randolph County deputies responded to the scene. Zoo park rangers are working with Randolph County deputies to secure the perimeter. Greensboro Police Department’s Bomb Squad was on stand-by.
A representative of the zoo received the threat electronically, the sheriff’s office reports. Deputies are investigating the origin of the threat.
Shortly before 11 a.m., the zoo updated its website with a message announcing that the zoo would be closed “effective immediately due to a security threat.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations at (336) 318-6658 or Randolph County Crime Stoppers tip line at (336) 672-7463. Anonymous tips may also be submitted via the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office app or Randolph County Crime Stoppers app.
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