Westport streets back open after bomb threat - KCTV5


Westport streets back open after bomb threat

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A couple of busy streets in Westport are back open after a scare forced people out of businesses.

It affected three businesses at the corner of Westport Road and Southwest Trafficway, two of them are pretty high-end restaurants.

The threat came in at the Game Stop about 3:30 p.m. Police described it as a vague threat.

The chef at the neighboring restaurant, Pot Pie, said police came to them at 3:45 p.m., telling them to sit tight. Then at 4 p.m., they had the whole block evacuate down the street.

The restaurant staff were let back in about an hour later, just in time for dinner service.

"It did affect it in the sense of us trying to get ready for a Friday night because we are really busy on Friday night. We didn't have to turn anybody away, thankfully. It ended right before we were opening for dinner. Thankfully that all got resolved," said Ivan Mattsson with Pot Pie.

Also in the block is the award winning restaurant, Bluestem. None of the customers there had to evacuate, because they don't open their doors until 5 p.m. and that's right about when police cleared everything as unfounded.

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