BOMB THREAT: Men Threaten School, Rob Bank

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Two men are facing a laundry list of criminal charges after allegedly threatening a school, robbing a bank, and stealing a car in Webster County.

Police received an anonymous call at 11:02 a.m. on Tuesday saying they were going to bomb an Algona elementary school.  Area schools were put on lock down as officers used bomb sniffing dogs to search the facilities.

Just 11 minutes after the call about the school, dispatch received a call about a robbery at the West Iowa Bank in Fenton. Some officers left the schools to begin looking for the suspect’s vehicle.

Later in the evening, the car, which had been reported stolen from Boone County, was spotted on Highway 20 near Fort Dodge. After a short chase in the car and then on foot police arrested 27-year-old Seth Garrett of Fort Dodge and 24-year-old Stoney Gifford of Des Moines.

The two face felony charges of terrorism and robbery as well as various traffic and possession related charges.

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