Bomb threat prompts evacuation of Leavenworth, Wash.

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) — The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office ordered downtown Leavenworth evacuated Tuesday night after a male caller told a 911 dispatcher that he had placed an explosive device in a garbage can. At 2:25 a.m. Wednesday, the sheriff’s office said on Facebook that the area was safe. They said downtown Leavenworth was searched and cleared by a bomb team and FBI K9 team. The unidentified caller made the threat shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, prompting officials to mount a massive search for the device the caller said was placed in a trash receptacle located on Front Street. Officers escorted people out of the area, the sheriff’s office said.