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Police say they are investigating after someone called in a bomb threat that prompted the evacuation and search of the Crystal Lake Public Library on Monday.

The Crystal Lake Police Department responded Monday afternoon to the Crystal Lake Public Library, 126 West Paddock Street, for a report of a suspicious incident.

Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Richard Neumann said a library employee reported receiving a telephone call claiming there was a bomb within or near the building.

The library was evacuated and secured as a precautionary measure.

The Kane County Sheriff’s Office sent their canines Bear and Arko to the scene.

A search of the building and the surrounding area was conducted with the assistance of the bomb-sniffing canines.

The search did not locate anything suspicious, Neumann said.

Investigators believe the report does not appear credible based on evidence gathered during their investigation.

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There were no injuries as a result of the incident and there is no known threat to the public, Neumann said.

The Crystal Lake Public Library said they will reopen as usual Tuesday at 9 a.m.

The incident remains under investigation by Crystal Lake police detectives.

The Crystal Lake Police Department said they encourage anyone with information to contact them at 815-356-3620.

Anonymous tips can also be sent by texting the word CLPDTIP along with the tip information to 847411.