LPD clears both Target stores in Lafayette

UPDATE 6/10/23 8:00 PM: The Target store on Louisiana Avenue has also been cleared by LPD. No bombs were found at any of the locations.

UPDATE 6/10/23 19:00: LPD coordinated an investigation with Target store staff at the Ambassador Caffery Pkwy location.

After an investigation of the store and review of camera footage, LPD cleared the store and left the scene.

Officers are still investigating the target location on Louisiana Avenue.

ORIGINAL STORY: LAFAYETTE, LA. (KLFY) — The Lafayette Police Department is sending officers to investigate an alleged bomb threat at both Target stores in Lafayette.

At 4:39 PM today, an email was sent to several organizations and news outlets claiming that bombs were placed inside the Target store. The email reads: “You have betrayed the LGBTQ+ community. You are pathetic cowards who bowed to the wishes of the far right who want to exterminate us.”

The email also says: “We will not tolerate intolerance or indifference. If you are not with us then you are against us. That is why we placed a bomb at each of your locations, evacuate now as this is only to cause financial damage.”

The Lafayette Police Department has not ordered an evacuation yet, but officers are currently being dispatched to investigate the situation.

A Target store in Baton Rouge is also mentioned in the email.

More details will be provided as they become available.

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