Bomb threat reported at FD YWCA

A bomb threat targeting the Fort Dodge YWCA has police investigating the incident which was reported shortly before noon Wednesday.

Officers determined there was no bomb at the facility, located at 826 First Ave. N.

The call about the threat came in at 11:45 a.m., according to Sgt. Matt Lundberg of the Fort Dodge Police Department.

The message, which was found in what Lundberg referred to as a “common area,” said a bomb was in the building.

For the next hour and a half, officers and members of the Fort Dodge Fire Department “coordinated with staff and conducted sweeps of all three floors and basement,” according to Lundberg. No bombs or explosives were found, and everybody was allowed back inside the building a short time later.

Investigators are trying to figure out who made the threat.

“We’re not looking for anything specific at this point,” Lundberg said. “But we’re seeing if anybody has any information, or if somebody maybe mentioned something out of the ordinary to them.”

Anyone with information on the bomb threat at the YWCA is asked to call the Fort Dodge Police Department at 573-1426 or Webster County Crime Stoppers at 573-1444. Tips can also be sent online at or by texting LEC and the tip to 274637.