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Bomb threat at Pere Marquette hotel deemed false

Jason Howell
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Guests are returning to the Pere Marquette Hotel in downtown Peoria after a bomb threat Thursday morning.

Peoria police spokesperson Semone Roth said staff pulled a fire alarm and evacuated the building after receiving a suspicious phone call.

The building was cleared. Officials determined it was safe for guests to return.

The case is under investigation.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.