Costa d’ Este evacuated briefly after fake bomb threat

VERO BEACH — Guests were allowed back to the their rooms and diners back to their tables after the Costa d’ Este hotel on Ocean Drive was evacuated for a bomb threat Thursday afternoon.

Authorities evacuated the resort after an employee reported a phoned in bomb threat, the Vero Beach Police Department said. “There is a bomb in the hotel,” the employee told police the caller said. The employee said the caller sounded like a white or Hispanic man.

 

The phone number was blocked on the hotel’s caller identification system.

The caller did not say where the bomb was located.

The call came in at 3:50 p.m. and shortly after 4 p.m., police had removed everyone from the building and searched for the bomb.

No bomb was located and no injuries were reported. By 5 p.m., the hotel was cleared for guests to return and operations to resume.

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