UPDATE: No charges at this time in West Chester bomb threat incident

West Chester Twp. police are investigating the bomb threat at Walgreens this afternoon and no charges have been filed.

A large group of first responders and the Butler County bomb squad flooded the parking lot of Walgreen’s in West Chester Twp. Friday afternoon for a possible explosive device, but no bomb was found.

“A report of an explosive device was made by an individual who came to the West Chester Police Department. Further investigation revealed the Walgreen’s at Union Centre and State Route 747 as the location of the threat,” spokeswoman Barb Wilson said. “Police will continue to investigate the threat. There are no charges filed at this time.”

Our crew on the scene reported the bomb squad sent a robot to inspect the van first, then an emergency responder entered the vehicle and exited about five minutes later and took off his protective gear. The busy intersection reopened almost immediately.

Wilson said officials received the report around 11:45 a.m. about a suspicious vehicle and responded immediately.

Walgreens and some surrounding businesses were evacuated and the intersection was temporarily closed.