No explosives found after bomb threat at Monroe prison

The threat was made around 2:30 p.m. at the Monroe Correctional Complex.

MONROE — A bomb threat at the Monroe Correctional Complex turned out to be an apparent hoax Tuesday.

A woman reportedly made the threat by phone call at 2:30 p.m., targeting the Community Corrections Field Office of the prison’s Twin Rivers Unit, according to the Monroe Police Department.

A bomb squad responded, searched for hours — and found no explosives.

Police continued to investigate Tuesday evening.

Community Corrections officers handle probation and parole.

The Monroe prison has been in the news this month because staff and prisoners in a low-security wing tested positive for COVID-19, leading to outspoken resistance by dozens of inmates.

A suspected motive for the bomb threat wasn’t made public.

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