JUNIATA — It’s business as usual at the Adams County Bank this morning after a threatening call closed the facility for nearly two hours.
Bank President Mark Keiser said the bank received three successive threatening phone calls around 3 p.m. He said two different employees answered the calls, and the bank immediately called 911.
“I’ve been in this business for 40 years, and nothing like that has ever happened,” Keiser said this morning.
According to information from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, the male caller said there was a bomb outside the bank. Officers searched the building and bank property, but no suspicious materials or devices were located.
Deputies arriving on the scene began blocking off streets around the bank, including 12th Street, a major thoroughfare through the village. Traffic was rerouted to Alda Road west to Juniata Avenue from about 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.