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Bomb threat at Roebling Suspension Bridge near Cincinnati not credible, police say

CINCINNATI — A bomb threat that temporarily shut down traffic at the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge in both directions Wednesday morning has been deemed not credible.

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Officers said the threat was received around 5:00 a.m. Wednesday morning when a person allegedly called in and threatened the public and law enforcement, according to our news partner WCPO in Cincinnati.

The man threatened to shoot police and put pipe bombs on the bridge, according to Covington Police Captain Bornhorn. At one point, Bornhorn said the man demanded $400,000, WCPO reported.

Investigators searched the bridge, but no suspect was been found.

The United States Coast Guard also shut down Ohio River traffic under the bridge. The bridge is now back open.

This incident may be part of a larger, nationwide issue with other false calls about bridges, according to police.

We will continue to provide updates on this developing story.