UPDATE: Peoria Police investigate bomb threat at Peoria hotel

Main and Jefferson in Peoria was closed Thursday morning due to a bomb threat made to the Pere...
Main and Jefferson in Peoria was closed Thursday morning due to a bomb threat made to the Pere Marquette Hotel.(25 News Now)
Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 8:23 AM CST
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4:14 pm UPDATE: Peoria Police say no one was injured in Thursday morning’s bomb threat to the Hotel Pere Marquette.

In a statement released Thursday afternoon, Police say they were called around 7:45 AM to the hotel in reference to a fire alarm.

Once they got there, they were told by witnesses that a man called the business, and claimed a bomb was in the building.

Both Peoria Police and Fire Departments helped evacuate the building and relocate everyone to the Peoria Civic Center while a search of the building occurred.

An all-clear was given about an hour later, allowing both guests and staff to return safely.

The fire department said this was the second bomb threat at the Pere Marquette in a three-month span.

If you have any information regarding this incident or any violent crimes, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.

8:57 AM UPDATE: Main and Jefferson Street in Peoria has reopened.

8:38 AM UPDATE: An all-clear has been given by the Peoria Fire Department after Thursday morning’s bomb threat. No further information has been released.

PEORIA (25 News Now) - Main Street in Peoria is closed at Jefferson, as both the Peoria Fire and Police Department investigate a bomb threat.

Peoria Fire Chief Shawn Sollberger confirms to 25 News the threat was made to the Pere Marquette Thursday morning.

There are no injuries at this time.

It is unclear how long the road will remain closed.