Friday, April 03, 2009

Bomb Threat At LaBelle U-Save Supermarket

Hendry Investigators Probe Bomb Threat In Downtown LaBelle

LABELLE, FL. -- The Hendry County Sheriff's Department is handling a bomb threat at the U-Save Supermarket in LaBelle this afternoon. A threat was received about 5:30 p.m. The LaBelle volunteer fire department and Sheriff's deputies were summoned immediately to secure the location.

The U-Save Supermarket is located in downtown LaBelle on State Road 80 between Main Street and Bridge Street, just across the street from the Sheriff's department's Criminal Investigations Department office and a block away from the main Sheriff's office and Hendry County Courthouse.

Deputies were shutting down traffic this afternoon on all streets surrounding the large store including State Road 80, and both Bridge Street and Main Street from SR 80 north to Ft. Thompson Road and setting up traffic cones around the downtown area.

The LaBelle Fire Department set up a command center and its fire trucks were staged at the fire department, about a mile north of the scene.

One individual was seen walking behind the store and was picked up and moved out of the area by deputies.
Update: At 6:40 p.m. deputies removed the traffic cones from the area allowing traffic to resume.


  1. Anonymous10:50 AM

    what moron would want to blow up the U-Save,What a fool.Did you write a hot check or did they catch you stealing

  2. Anonymous8:44 PM

    4 bomb threat in one day for labelle, wow labelle on the map now