AP: Statehouse evacuated for three hours after bomb threat

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The AP is reporting, “The Illinois State Capitol was evacuated for about three hours Monday after authorities received a bomb threat.

The threat was phoned in about 2:30 p.m., and Secretary of State Police evacuated the building, said Dave Druker, a spokesman for the Secretary of State, which manages the building.

The all-clear was given at 5:19 p.m., and nothing was found, Druker said. Four bomb-sniffing dogs from the Secretary of State Police and one from the Springfield Police Department searched the building…”

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