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Bomb threat causes evacuations in Prospector

by Jay Hamburger, of the Record staff

A bomb threat was reported by the Silver Mountain Spa’s front desk at noon on Monday. According to Park City Hall spokesman Phyllis Robinson, the caller indicated that the bomb would go off at 2 p.m.

As a precaution the spa, the Prospector Lodging and Conference Center and the Grub Steak Restaurant were evacuated. She said that a preliminary sweep of the scene did not turn up any suspicious devices. During the search parts of Sidewinder Drive and Prospector Drive were closed off.

As of 2:30 p.m. there had been no explosion but units from the Park City Police Department, Park City Fire District, Salt Lake International Airport and Wasatch Back Hazmat were still on the scene. Robinson said the bomb-sniffing dogs were in the process of going through the affected properties room by room. She added that they hoped to be able to clear the area by 5 p.m. UPDATE 4:00 p.m.: Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter has cleared the scene. No bomb was found.

Silver Mountain Spa Operations Manager Chris Kehr told The Park Record he does not know the details of the original call and added, "It’s a sports club, that’s what doesn’t make sense."