Sheriff Clarke responds to string of recent bomb threats
MILWAUKEE - Multiple bomb threats have been called into area businesses this week. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is making it clear, no matter how many there are, his bomb squad won't back down.
"Don't rush, take your time, because the worst case scenario I can think of is we go, we look, we leave, and then boom," said Clarke.
The FBI is looking into whether these incidents are related to a string nationwide. So far, none of the threats have amounted to anything. But they have upset the order of things.
"It gets expensive," Clarke explained, "there's no doubt about that. Look at the businesses that are affected here, they have to shut down. That's a loss of revenue, that's a loss of profit."
And a shifting of manpower when they have to pull deputies from other assignments to load up. And there are only so many crews who get the call.
"There's only a couple in the state. And then after that, it's the military," Clarke said.
If more threats come, the Sheriff wants people to know, his office will go...as long as it takes.
"It takes time, the way this guy's bouncing around, but eventually we're gonna get him."