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Bomb threat at Catonsville store causes evacuation

A bomb threat at the Lowe's store at Westview Shopping Center in Catonsville caused the store to be evacuated Wednesday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.

An unidentified person called the store in the 5900 block of Baltimore National Pike just after 4 p.m. and said there was a bomb in the store, and store management immediately evacuated the building, police said.

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Police responded shortly after with bomb-sniffing dogs, said Louise Rogers-Feher, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman.

"We take it seriously, and we are aggressively checking this," she said, noting a helicopter unit was also on scene surveying the area for any strange activity.

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The dogs searched the building for about an hour and a half and found nothing suspicious, police said.

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