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Ohio Turnpike service plazas in Amherst reopen following investigation into possible threat

Ohio State Highway Patrol officials told 3News that no evidence of danger was found.
Credit: AP
This undated photo provided by the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission shows the Wyandot Service Plaza near Genoa, Ohio. The turnpike commission is now providing free public Wi-Fi at Wyandot and at the other 13 service plazas along the toll road that crosses northern Ohio. (Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission via AP)

AMHERST, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) says that the  Ohio Turnpike Amherst service plazas have been reopened to the public after officials investigated a possible threat Thursday afternoon. 

Officials told 3News at the time that both the eastbound and westbound service stations were closed to give ample time to investigate any danger. 

OSHP Sgt. Ray Santiago says that the aviation unit and bomb-sniffing dogs checked both service plazas to assess for any possible dangers and did not find any evidence of danger. 


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