Bomb threat reported at Newtown church

Police have given all clear after church was evacuated in school shooting town

By Natasha Lennard
December 17, 2012 12:23AM (UTC)
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Mourners in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were gunned down in a school Friday, were forced to evacuate the local Catholic church Sunday after reports of a bomb threat.

"It's not clear if there actually was a threat or if, like many tragedies, whether it was a hoax or the result of a community on edge," noted the AP.


According to NBC News, police gave the "all clear" sign at the St. Rose of Lima Church around 1.15 p.m.

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