WEST FORSYTH — A fast food eatery was evacuated Tuesday night after a bomb threat was called in to a store employee.
Evidence suggested the threat to the McDonald’s at Post and Drew Campground roads was a hoax and not credible, according to Forsyth County Sheriff’s Cpl. Robin Regan. However, out of an abundance of caution, the building was evacuated.
The building was “fully staffed” but “not extremely crowded” with customers at the time of the incident, Regan said.
A decision was made by store managers and deputies to carry out the non-emergency evacuation.
Deputies and an explosive detection dog, K-9 Edd, swept the building to ensure there was no danger.
Investigators shifted their focus the next day on using forensic methods to determine the identity of the caller or callers, Regan said.
“It is something we take seriously,” he said. “We do have various ways of following leads to find the identity of the caller.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (770) 781-2222.