State News

AG's office evacuated after bomb threat call

Posted September 9, 2010 11:24 a.m. EDT
Updated September 9, 2010 2:18 p.m. EDT

— Authorities evacuated the North Carolina Attorney General's Office Thursday morning after someone called in a bomb threat.

North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety spokeswoman Patty McQuillan said the threat came in around 10 a.m., prompting authorities to empty the building and block nearby streets.

Edenton and Salisbury streets were blocked off for more than two hours. They reopened by 12:30 p.m.

The caller indicated that the bomb was set to go off within three hours of the 10 a.m. call, State Capitol Police Chief Scott Hunter said.

Hunter's officers used a bomb-sniffing dog to search the building, and he said they found no explosive devices.

The approximately 400 people who work in the building were allowed to go back inside at about 1 p.m.