(PEORIA, IL) On Thursday, January 19, 2023, at approximately 7:47 a.m. Peoria Police responded to the 500 block of Main Street in reference to a fire alarm at a downtown hotel.
When officers arrived at the above location, they were told by witnesses that a male called the business and claimed a bomb was in the building.
Peoria Police and PFD evacuated the building and relocated hotel guest and staff to the Peoria Civic Center while a search of the building was being conducted.
At approximately 8:45 a.m. police and fire officials completed their search of the building and allowed guest and staff to return. No one was injured.
Traffic on Main Street was shutdown for one hour and re-opened once the area was deemed safe.
If you have any information regarding this incident or any violent crimes, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.