Williston City Commission meeting moved to new location after bomb threat

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WILLISTON, N.D. - The drama was supposed to unfold inside the Williston City Hall, not outside.

Tuesday, the Williston City Commission meeting was delayed by more than 30 minutes after a bomb threat.

Mayor Howard Klug says as he entered the building, he found a note that stated 'there is a bomb.' Mayor Klug immediately informed the Police Chief Jim Lokken. Moments later, emergency personnel arrived on scene. Law enforcement officials say they searched the building with city hall staff and found nothing out of place. For many, this was their first time dealing with this situation.

"I can't recall there being any other threats. Who knows why it happens or what was somebody's thought process behind this because it's a disruption and it's also a safety issue," said Klug.

Erring on the side of caution, the meeting was moved to a different location. The Williston Police Department is investigating.

Anyone with information regarding the incident can call 701-577-TIPS.