The Sovereign Bank in the Indian Head Plaza received a bomb threat early Friday afternoon, but a K-9 search of the building proved negative.

Police say the threat was made around 1pm, and shortly after, officers evacuated the bank and several nearby stores.

K 9 Units from the Ocean County Sheriff's Department were on scene in an attempt to find any explosives.  The search proved negative.

The incident is still under investigation.  Toms River Police are asking anyone with information to call 732-349-0150 ext 1235.