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Bomb Scare Linked to Scam 

An employee of the Hannaford supermarket on Central Street arrived at work wednesday morning to find the door locked and employees and customers sitting inside in a circle. That sparked rumors around the area that a hostage situation was underway.

State, county, and local police all arrived on the scene and shut down the entire area. Later in the morning, about 60-customers and employees could be seen leaving the store.

State police then used a bomb sniffing dog to search the area: no bomb was found.

Businesses and banks in several states have received similar threats in recent days.

Including at a Wal*Mart in Rhode Island Tuesday, as well as a grocery store in kansas.

The F.B.I. thinks the calls might be coming from overseas and that the person or people responsible could be hacking into security cameras.