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Telephoned bomb threats today forced the evacuation of two businesses near Northgate Mall, a Chattanooga Police Department spokeswoman said this afternoon.

Both the Home Depot at 1944 Northpoint Blvd. and the Bank of America branch at 1945 Northpoint Blvd. were searched and no explosive devices found, Sgt. Jerri Weary said.

She said workers and customers returned to the buildings after about 45 minutes.

Sgt. Weary said police are working to locate the caller or callers.

Making a bomb threat is a felony.

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