Portland City Hall file image

Portland City Hall (KPTV file image).

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. 

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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A bomb threat at Portland City Hall?? I'm not surprised. As Goofy as Portland Government ha been lately, I am not at all shocked that someone might want to eliminate them. People get angry when their government is run by a batch of apathetic idiots.

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