Playhouse Swillburger closes early Saturday after threat

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – The Playhouse Swillburger in Rochester closed early after a threat was made on the phone towards the business on Saturday evening.

The Playhouse Swillburger is a bar, restaurant, and arcade. It re-opened Sunday morning after closing early the on Saturday night.

In a statement on Facebook, the playhouse said a call came in that concerned managers. They notified the Rochester Police Department. The business decided to send customers home as a safety measure.

Last night our business received a phone call that concerned us. Immediately the Rochester Police Department was…

Posted by The Playhouse // Swillburger on Sunday, August 11, 2019

While the Playhouse Swillburger did not go into detail as to what the threat was. The shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, did appear to be in the back of employees’ minds after hearing it.

No one was hurt and the statement does say RPD officers did determine that call was a prank.

Playhouse Swillburger opened during normal business hours on Sunday.

We reached out to Swillburger, they would not comment at this time.

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