Bomb Threat Closes Coeur D’ Alene Casino

Worley, Id. — The Coeur d’ Alene Casino was evacuated early Wednesday morning due to a bomb threat.

Just after midnight Wednesday someone called the sheriff’s department, threatening to blow up the Coeur d’Alene Casino.

The casino and nearby hotel were evacuated

Bomb-sniffing dogs searched the Coeur d’Alene Casino and Hotel after authorities received the threatening phone.

Tribal police chief Keith Hutchinson says casino and hotel visitors were placed at a nearby golf course while they searched the building.

The hotel was at was at 98-percent occupancy with 400 people needing to be evacuated.

A stretch of highway 95 was closed Wednesday morning because evacuees were walking into the roadway.

Casino officials say guests and casino personnel were all evacuated within  40 minutes.

The road has reopened, as has the casino.