Social media threat forces Spokane Public Library to close all branches

SPOKANE, Wash.– None of the public libraries in Spokane will be open Saturday because of a threat made on social media.

Spokane Public Library posted to its social media pages Saturday that it was closing all branches while police investigate. The library said it was doing so out of an abundance of caution to keep staff and the public safe.

The Spokane Police Department confirmed it had been notified by the library about the threat and that it was investigating. Officers said the threats of violence were made at “an unidentified library location.”

The libraries will remain closed through November 14th.

This is a developing story.