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Bomb squad called to local fast food restaurant

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A Fort Hood bomb squad was called to search a local McDonald's restaurant Sunday evening, after a note was found threatening a bomb was inside. The place was cleared hours later and nothing was found inside.

Robinson police received the call from the McDonald's off the Sun Valley exit of I-35. Employees and customers were inside at the time and that McDonald's was quickly shut down.

The bomb unit thoroughly searched inside and out of that McDonald's and gave the all clear to local law enforcement just after 8:30 p.m..

Police were notified of the threat from caller who said they found a note inside with a 5:00 p.m. deadline.

The deadline came and went before the bomb unit made the hour-long drive and took over the scene.  Robinson police kept the entire restaurant blocked off with crime scene tape until they arrived.

Even though the deadline passed, authorities didn't want to take any chances. They evacuated a neighboring day's inn suites motel leaving nearly 12 people outside in the heat for more than three hours.

Law enforcement also emptied out a nearby pilot truck stop and sending more than a dozen truck drivers on a detour route. They also blocked off the I-35 northbound entrance and the 328 Sun Valley exit as a safety precaution.

The Sun Valley exit was later reopened and traffic cleared within 10 minutes.

 Lorena and Hewitt Police Departments and DPS also assisted during the search.

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