'Hoax' bomb threat leads to evacuation of DeLand church, deputies say

The LifePoint Community Church DeLand was evacuated Sunday morning because of a reported bomb threat which turned out to be a hoax, according to the Volusia Sheriff's Office.

Deputies determined the threat was a hoax following a careful sweep of the building with its K-9 teams, officials said in a tweet. 

Residents were asked to avoid the area due to the active investigation.

Detectives plan to follow up on the incident. No other details were immediately released.