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Fake threat draws heavy police response in Birnamwood


An investigation is underway after authorities receive a phone call threatening violence against people living in Birnamwood, according to a news release from the Shawano County Sheriff's Office.

The call was reportedly made around 4:00 Tuesday night.  The caller gave police a limited time frame to meet specific demands, the release said.

The Marathon County SWAT team and bomb squad along with Shawano County sheriff's officials and a couple other agencies responded to the area of the alleged threat and shut down several roads as they investigated. A church nearby canceled services for the night. Authorities determined the report was false.

Sheriff's officials are now looking into who called in the threat.

No other information was released.

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