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Bomb threat shuts reservation store


Colville Tribal police received a possible bomb threat Friday at 3:30 p.m., at Tribal Trails gas station at Barney’s Junction near Kettle Falls, also known as “Noisy Waters.”

Tribal officers were dispatched, along with Ferry County deputies, and the building was evacuated and the perimeter around the building secured.

A caller had stated that a bomb would go off within the hour.

Washington State Patrol was notified, and a portion of SR-20 was shut down. Stevens County Emergency Services were also placed on standby. A bomb squad for the area was notified and would have been called in if any suspicious objects had been found.

Colville Tribal Police and Ferry County deputies waited until after the specified time, then searched the area but didn’t find anything.

The investigation is continuing and Tribal Police are asking for assistance in identifying a man and woman who left the station just before officers arrived. They are wanted for questioning only, the report stated.

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