November 6, 2013

Maine Turnpike rest area reopens after bomb threat

The southbound rest area was closed for two hours while a bomb detection dog searched the property.

By David Hench
Staff Writer

Maine State Police evacuated the Kennebunk rest area on the Maine Turnpike Wednesday morning after discovering a bomb threat.

The rest area and its entrance ramp at mile 25 southbound were closed for two hours while a state police bomb detection dog searched the property. No bomb was found.

The rest area reopened at 9:15 a.m., according to the turnpike authority.

The case remains under investigation and police ask that anyone with information call 624-7200.

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