WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF)
UPDATE: According to Wheeling Police Department officials no credible threat was found to the hotel or its guests from the ‘threatening’ phone call they received Saturday night.
Officials say this all started from a call that directed a potential threat towards the hotel.
The Ohio County Special Response Team searched the hotel thoroughly, going floor by floor and room by room.
Confirmed on scene officials included Wheeling, West Liberty, Bethlehem, and Wellsburg Police Departments, Ohio, Marshall, and Brooke Sheriff Departments.
Wheeling Fire Department Squad 2 was also on scene.
Displaced occupants from the hotel were transported to Woodsdale Elementary by an Ohio County School bus.
Police officials hope to have occupants back in the building as soon as possible.
Wheeling Police Department’s detectives will continue investigating this incident.
Stay with 7News for any updates on this investigation.
ORIGINAL: Breaking news right now there is a heavy police presence at Spring Hill Suites in Wheeling
Pictures were sent to the news room showing officers from Wheeling, Ohio County Sheriffs Department.
We are working to confirm what is going on right now.
Stay with 7News as we try to get more information.
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