BGPD: Restaurants receive bomb, shooting threats in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bowling Green Police Department stated they responded to bomb and shooting threats made over the phone Saturday at several businesses in Bowling Green.

On Saturday, May 21, officers responded to Wingstop at 2435 Nashville Road after a caller stated around 6:42 p.m. that she was called by an unknown suspect who told her that 10 bombs were placed within 100 yards of the business that would go off in three hours. The suspect also stated he had an AK47 and was going to come into the business and shoot everyone, according to a BGPD report.

The report further stated that officers responded to the scene and checked the area for suspicious activity. While on scene, Smoothie King at the same location was contacted and given the same threat, stated police.

Officers made contact with the managers of El Mazatlan and Solar Nails & Spa and told them about the threats that were made to the business next to them.

Police stated all businesses at 2435 Nashville Road ceased operations immediately.

Cheddars Scratch Kitchen at 701 Campbell Lane was then contacted around 7:20 p.m. with the same threat, followed by Dairy Queen at 7:44 p.m. at 2430 Nashville Road, according to the release.

BGPD officers responded to those businesses, and Dairy Queen stopped operations. At 8:51 p.m., the same male voice described by the previous businesses contacted McDonald’s at 2420 Nashville Road, stated police.

The release stated that BGPD spoke with the manager, who said the caller told her there were 10 bombs placed within 100 yards of the business and they would explode.

At 9:30 p.m., Burger King at 731 Campbell Lane called dispatch and said they had just gotten the same threats as the above business.

An employee from Wingstop reportedly made a recording of the male caller. Police stated the voice sounded like that of a younger male.

“At this time, we don’t have that suspect, but we are actively investigating this incident,” said BGPD Officer Ethan Decker.

Decker said that once the owner and location of the phone number are identified, there will be multiple counts of terroristic threatening.

No explosive devices were found and no injuries were reported, stated Decker.

No further details are available at this time.