The two threats came at different times. The first was the start of the roast and the second towards the end.
R.D. Lampe with the Boone, Iowa police department confirms exclusively to Breitbart News that a bomb threat was called in to the Iowa Roast and Ride with a voice recorder. He later added that as that event was ending, a second bomb threat was called to authorities in Polk county.
Lampe says that when bomb threats are made, it’s usually difficult to track down the caller. He says a number can be traced, but it’s usually a throw-away phone.
The potential security breach prevented candidates getting to their tents and greeting voters for a time on Saturday. At least seven GOP candidates were at the event.
Two separate campaign officials had confirmed to Breitbart News candidates were held for security reasons due to a security breach.
A third campaign confirmed to Breitbart News that it was in fact a “bomb threat.”
“They had to move principles (candidates and major speakers) to one of the side buildings,” one staffer for a third campaign told Breitbart News. One source, for example, had reported seeing former Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrive on a motorcycle, then be escorted away from the crowd to a secure area.
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) told Breitbart News she can’t confirm anything about the situation.
No official staff organizing the event would confirm, or even comment on the breach to Breitbart News. But the site has been secured, event speakers have taken to the stage and all appears to be fine.
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