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Authorities respond to bomb threat in central Tulum

Tulum, Q.R. — Police and National Defense Secretariat personnel responded to an Emergency 911 call Thursday after someone reported a bomb threat. Authorities rushed to the scene of a local business square where they proceeded to cordon off a large area along Tulum Avenue.

Police officers walked the area accompanied by a sniffer dog, while personnel from the National Defense Secretariat entered the business in search of the alleged box of explosives. It was around 2:00 p.m. when a specialized team arrived where, for more than three hours, authorities remained on site.

While officials did confirm the report of the threat Thursday afternoon, they did not confirm or deny finding a box of explosive material.

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