Police investigating bomb threat
Sallisaw Police have blocked off portions of the downtown area of Sallisaw after a bomb threat was called in to the Cherokee Nation Tag office in the Sequoyah Building about 8:05 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The Cherokee Nation Tag office, located at 100 E. Choctaw, was evacuated soon after the call came in as were other buildings in the vicinity, according to Sallisaw Police Chief Terry Franklin.
Franklin said a lot of business people were unable to get to their businesses and those who were not evacuated were told to shelter in place.
Streets have been cordoned off between the alley parallel to Cherokee Avenue and Chickasaw Street from Walnut to Oak streets.
Sallisaw Police Capt. Jeff Murray said about 9:30 a.m. that Sallisaw Police officers, who have been trained in bomb detection, were conducting perimeter checks and walk-throughs, but had not entered the building.
Soon after, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Bomb Squad brought in bomb sniffing dogs to go through the building.
More information will be published as it becomes available.