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Cherryville credit union reopens following Wednesday’s bomb scare


Staff Writer


A Cherryville bank where police detonated what they believed to be a potential bomb Wednesday afternoon is back open today for business.

Carolina Federal Credit Union, located at 1200 East Church Street, issued a statement Thursday morning letting the public know the facility reopened Thursday morning after closing at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday while the Gaston County Police Department Bomb Squad investigated the package.

A bank employee found the item and contacted Cherryville police.

Bomb Squad officers setup a perimeter around the package, which officers later detonated and determined to be a metal box containing a sealed parcel, local news media outlets have said.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Bank officials praised the efforts of local law enforcement and emergency crews with Cherryville Police, Gaston County Police and Sheriff’s Office and area fire departments and apologized “for any inconvenience that may have occurred” during hours the facility was closed.



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