The complex was searched by officers and a bomb-sniffing police dog, but nothing was found, according to Middletown Police Chief David Birk. Police cleared the scene at 6:46 p.m. and the businesses were allowed to reopen.
The employee who took the call described the person as a younger male.
Swatting calls have been on the rise.
A 14-year-old Huber Heights boy is charged for making three 911 calls between Feb. 4 and 5, including two bomb threats that evacuated a Kroger store and McDonald’s restaurant, and a third call claiming he would kill his mother and himself.
A teen from Medina, Ohio, was identified in November as one of three teens authorities said were responsible for multiple Los Angeles swatting incidents in August 2020 and September 2021.