Bomb threat empties Rehoboth Beach bar, other businesses

 Conch Island Key West Bar and Grill (Photo: Google maps)
Conch Island Key West Bar and Grill (Photo: Google maps)

REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE (7/2/2016) A bomb threat phoned into a Florida police department led to the evacuation Friday night of the Conch Island Key West Bar and Grill and two other businesses in Rehoboth Beach, city police said.

Rehoboth Beach police received a call about 8:45 p.m. from the Key West (Florida) police, advising they had received the bomb threat for the Delaware establishment, located at 207 Rehoboth Ave.

The caller disguised his voice and threatened he had placed three pipe bombs inside the bar, Rehoboth Lt. Jaime B. Riddle said.

“The caller made money demands and threatened that he was not afraid to shoot officers,” Riddle said.

With cooperation of the bar’s management, Riddle said, police evacuated the Conch Island Key West Bar and Grill, Conch Island Liquors and sections of the Sand Castle Motel.

Delaware State Police and Capitol Police K-9 units and the state police bomb squad searched the bar but found no explosives and the customers were allowed to return.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Tyler Whitman at (302) 524-1391 or message the Rehoboth Beach Police Department on Facebook.