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Pa. State Police headquarters in Harrisburg evacuated for hours after bomb threat

The State Police headquarters in Harrisburg was evacuated after the facility received a bomb threat.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania State Police Headquarters in Harrisburg was evacuated for a few hours due to a bomb threat on Monday.

According to a tweet from the State Police Department, the headquarters located in the 1800 block of Elmerton Ave. in Harrisburg received a threat and has been evacuated.

According to a Public Information Officer with the State Police, the department received a bomb threat, and troopers responded to the scene to assessing the situation.

It was closed off to traffic, and citizens are told to avoid the area.

After a search of the building with State Police and Pa. Capitol Police detection canines, no explosive or other dangerous devices were found, State Police said. 

Personnel returned to the building around 3:45 p.m.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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