At approximately 10:50 a.m. this morning, Lexington Park Elementary School received a call advising there was a bomb in the school that would go off in thirty seconds. Numerous K9 units, Patrol Units and the Lexington Park COPs Unit responded to the scene.
A complete search of the interior and exterior of the school yielded negative results for explosive devices.
At this time, it is unknown if this threat is related to similar incidents being investigated by authorities in Maryland and Delaware.
The investigation has been assumed by detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Cory Ellis at 301-475-4200, ext. *8125.
Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637). Or call the #SMCSO Duty Officer at 301.475.8008.
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