Bomb squad responds after threats to New Smyrna Beach business

The Volusia County Bomb Squad gave the "all clear," five hours after someone called New Smyrna Beach Police, claiming there were 10 bombs placed throughout the paradise power sports shop, at 920 E 3rd Ave.

The call was received at approximately 8:12 a.m.  The caller stated he had placed the bombs around the business and that law enforcement would be shot if they respond to the area. New Smyrna Beach Police initially responded to the scene and did not encounter any threats.

"They kind of woke me up, and I thought it was a joke at first," said Bryan Sirois, Paradise Power Sports owner.  "It's scary that there are people out there that call in things like that, whether they're real or fake. It's just a shame."

A large perimeter was established around the business, and surrounding roads were closed with the help of Volusia County Beach Patrol and the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. The Volusia County Bomb Squad was contacted and responded to the scene and eventually determined there was no real threat.

Investigators are looking into any similarity to a recent bomb threat in DeLand. No details on the investigation are available.

Anyone with information is call the Crime Stoppers tip line, toll free, at (888) 277-TIPS (8477).  Tipsters may be eligible for a reward up to $1000 for information leading to an indictment.
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