ELMHURST, Ill. (STMW) — Police in west suburban Elmhurst have determined that there is no threat to the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade after an anonymous user posted a comment on a local news website referencing the Boston Marathon bombing.
“The police department takes all comments of this nature very serious and investigated its credibility,” police officials said in a release Saturday, the same day as the parade. “It has been determined that there is no threat to the St. Patrick’s Day parade from this commenter.”READ MORE: Two Chicago Police Officers Wounded By Accidental Friendly Fire While Confronting Suspect In Lyons, Police Say
The parade is scheduled for noon Saturday, March 8.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cool Changes
The comment, which has been removed, was posted on a March 5 article on Elmhurst Patch about the parade, said Erin Van De Walle, deputy clerk for the city of Elmhurst.
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