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The Des Moines Register reports that several Hy-Vee stores in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota have been forced to evacuate customers and employees after bomb threats were made against them.

According to the story, law enforcement officials determined that the threats were not credible after sweeping the stores for explosive devices.  The calls reportedly have been anonymous and difficult to track.

The Register quotes Nola Aigner Davis, senior communications manager at Hy-Vee, as saying that there is "a growing trend of bomb threats that have been called in to stores across the grocery store industry. Most of the time callers ask for something and 'issue the threat of a bomb if their request is not met,' she said."

KC's View:

This is all about fomenting chaos.  I hope that when they catch these cretins, they are met with the full force of the criminal justice system.