Texas Capitol Reopens Bomb Scare, Evacuation

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    The Texas Capitol has reopened after an early-morning evacuation Friday morning following a bomb threat, The Statesman reports.

    According to the paper, an anonymous man called 911 from a payphone shortly before 7 a.m. and said there were bombs on the east and west wings of the capitol building and that they would go off at 9 a.m.

    A short time later, all employees were evacuated from the building.

    The Texas Department of Public Safety, who handle security for the capitol building, were conducting a search of the grounds.   Nothing was found and employees were allowed to return to the building at about 10 a.m.

    The threat comes just two weeks after the last bomb threat which targeted both the capitol building and the DPS Capitol District Office.

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