Hollywood Casino bomb threat: Facility evacuated, Joliet, IL police investigating

The Joliet Police Department, with help from Kane County, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, deemed the premises safe

JOLIET, Ill. (WLS)– A casino in Joliet was closed Saturday night after receiving a call from someone saying there were multiple bombs on the premises, Joliet police said Sunday morning.

Joliet police reported to the Hollywood Casino Joliet at 777 Hollywood Blvd just before 10:20 p.m. because of a bomb threat.

Joliet police learned that the male caller had said the suspected bombs were being detonated remotely. As a result, the casino complex and hotel were completely evacuated.

A DuPage County Sheriff’s Office bomb-detection K9 and Kane County Sheriff’s Office bomb-detection officers responded to the scene and assisted Joliet police and Joliet firefighters to search the premises.

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The area was deemed safe after an extensive search of both buildings, police said.

Hotel guests were allowed to re-enter their rooms, but the casino remained closed overnight as a precaution.

Joliet police are working to identify one or more suspects.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Joliet Police Department at 815-724-3020.

To remain anonymous, contact Will County Crime Stoppers at 800-323-6734 or online at Crimestoppersofwillcounty.org.

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