PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A bomb threat led to the evacuation of City Hall in Portland on Tuesday.
Police responded to City Hall, 1221 S.W. 4th Ave., at 12:15 p.m. The threat was called in, according to officers.
City Hall was closed and evacuated out of “an abundance of caution,” according to police.
By 1:13 p.m., police reported City Hall had been swept and nothing suspicious was found. The threat was deemed not credible.
City Hall subsequently reopened for normal operations.
UPDATE: The building was searched. Security and @PortlandPolice are giving the all clear. Everyone will be allowed back inside.— Mayor Ted Wheeler (@tedwheeler) July 2, 2019
Mayor Ted Wheeler responded to the threat on Twitter saying,
"Today, City Hall was evacuated because of a bomb threat. We learned that a person called several times expressing that a bomb was going to go off within the building. City Hall Security, as well as the Portland Police Bureau, responded swiftly and checked the building thoroughly. Thankfully, they found no alarming devices or packages. At this point, we don't know if the threat was in response to the protests over the weekend. These threats of violence are alarming and create a sense of fear that no one should experience, but unfortunately, this is increasingly becoming a reality in local government. I'm grateful that nothing happened. I'm grateful for the swift action of our security and our officers."
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