SEABROOK — Local shoppers in Seabrook were evacuated for two hours on Saturday due to fake threats of an explosive device and a man with a firearm.
Seabrook police quickly responded to the scene and took steps to ensure public safety.
They called in the New Hampshire State Police Bomb Squad to sweep the building for explosives, but none were found.
After determining that there was no threat, the stores were reopened at approximately 1 p.m.
Although the policeelieve that both threats were hoaxes, they are still investigating the incident and have a suspect in the case.
The incident caused alarm and inconvenience to the stores and shoppers, but no injuries were reported.
The authorities have reported that Meghan Leavitt, a 38-year-old resident of Alfred, ME, was arrested at the Best Western located at 20 Spur Road.
The press release issued by the department states that she was taken into custody without incident.
She was charged with a felony for making false reports as to explosives, a misdemeanor for making false reports to law enforcement and false public alarm, a felony for criminal threatening, and a felony for possession of controlled drug.