File Photo | Photo: Warren-Newport Public Library

Officials say the Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee has reopened after it was evacuated due to a bomb threat that other local libraries also received.

The Warren-Newport Public Library said they received a bomb threat around 6:02 p.m. Thursday.

The threat came in through the library’s chat reference service.

Library staff followed their emergency procedures and immediately evacuated the building.

The Gurnee Police Department and an Allied Universal canine unit responded to the scene.

An extensive search was conducted but no devices were found in the building, the library said.

Police later gave the all-clear to open the library following the search.

Warren-Newport Public Library said they learned that a number of other local libraries also received similar threats.

The library has reopened as of 9 a.m. Friday.

“WNPL would like to express our gratitude to the Gurnee Police Department and Allied Universal K-9 Unit for their prompt response to this incident,” officials said.

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