Hunter's Creek restaurant evacuated after bomb threat made, officials say

Officials say threat specific to cars parked outside Miller's Ale House‚Äč

ORLANDO, Fla. - A Hunter's Creek restaurant was evacuated after a bomb threat was made Saturday, officials said.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office responded around 7 p.m. to the area near Miller's Ale House in the 13500 block of South John Young Parkway in Orlando.

Officials said the threat was made by phone and was not specific, other than indicating an explosive device was placed in a vehicle parked in the Miller's parking area.

"The threat was specific towards unknown vehicles parked in a nearby parking lot. The sheriff's office responded immediately and secured the area. Our explosive ordinance and K-9 responded," said Commander Bill Armstrong, with OCSO.

The area was locked down by the sheriff's office. Officials said deputies and K-9s were searching at least 60 cars, but so far they have not found anything suspicious.

The restaurant was evacuated, but not the entire plaza, officials said. The scene was still active Saturday night. No injuries were reported.

The area was reopened to traffic around 11 p.m., officials said.

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