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WiFi network named 'remote detonator' prompts gym evacuation

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 16, 2018 at 12:05 p.m.



SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Michigan gym patron looking for a WiFi connection found one named "remote detonator," prompting an evacuation and precautionary search of the facility by a bomb-sniffing dog.

The Saginaw News reported nothing was found in the search Sunday at Planet Fitness in Saginaw Township, about 85 miles northwest of Detroit.

Saginaw Township police Chief Donald Pussehl said the patron brought the WiFi connection's name to the attention of a manager, who evacuated the building and called police. The gym was closed for about three hours as police responded.

Pussehl says there's "no crime or threat," so no charges are expected. He notes people often have odd names for WiFi connections.

Planet Fitness said the manager was following company procedure for when there's suspicion about a safety issue.

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BEARTRAP919 says... April 16, 2018 at 3:29 p.m.

There is nothing to Fear except Fear Itself, The most Fearful People in the World have nothing to Fear other than Paranoia. To keep giving up Our Freedoms for the feeling of Safety, Is neither Safe nor very smart.

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