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All-clear given after bomb threat evacuates Virginia Supreme Court building

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Posted at 1:11 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 18:08:47-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Nothing suspicious was found after Capitol Police investigated a bomb threat at the Virginia Supreme Court Building in Richmond Friday afternoon.

The building, located at 100 N 9th Street in downtown Richmond, was evacuated while crews investigated the threat.

Virginia State Capitol Alert Network issued an alert just before 1 p.m., urging the public to avoid the area due to the threat.

K-9 units completed a sweep of the building and found nothing suspicious.

The all-clear was given just after 2:30 p.m. and employees were allowed to re-enter the building.

The threat comes following "credible threats" made against state capitals across the country. The City of Richmond declared a local state of emergency due to the potential for "civil unrest" following the U.S. Capitol Attack.

Capitol Police say an investigation into the bomb threat is ongoing.