City of Kingman Police motorcycle. (Photo: Lisa McClung)
KINGMAN – Kingman Police Department Bomb Squad was kept busy Friday morning with a bomb threat and information about stored explosives.
According to the City of Kingman Police Departments Public Information Officer Jennifer Sochocki. On Friday, August 16, 2019 around 9:00 a.m., the Kingman Police Department responded to an anonymous report of a bomb threat at Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) Administration Building.
KRMC security evacuated the building. Officers and hospital staff found no suspicious objects.
Then around 9:20 a.m., KPD obtained information of explosives stored in a building in the 3500 block of Essco St. Police responded to the building and completed a partial evacuation to ensure the safety of area businesses.
Kingman Police Officers and the Bomb Squad blocked off Essco St. between Airway Ave. and Stephens. Officers from the Bullhead City Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) responded to assist the Kingman Bomb Squad to safely remove the explosives. Kingman Fire Department, American Medical Response, and the City of Kingman Streets Department are on scene to assist.
According to Sochocki, the two incidents are not connected.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Kingman Police Department by calling (928) 753-2191, or report anonymously to Mohave Silent Witness by calling (928) 753-1234, or report tips online by going to www.kingmanpolice.com and clicking on “Give a Tip”.
If anyone sees a suspicious device, do not touch it or do anything with it. Please leave the immediate vicinity and notify authorities as soon as possible.