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Bomb threat closes Florida Capitol Thursday morning, no explosives found

Building reopened to employees at 9 a.m.
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Posted at 7:42 AM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 09:56:57-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida’s Capitol Building was closed down for several hours Thursday morning after someone made a bomb threat overnight.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement sent out an alert Thursday morning regarding the overnight threat.

While no explosive devices were found and nothing suspicious was identified, the building was closed to employees until 9 a.m. out of an abundance of caution.

Florida’s Capitol has since reopened to employees who work there.

"In an abundance of caution, we ask employees to notify Capitol Police if they notice any items out of place or anything that does not belong," FDLE wrote in their release. "Florida’s Capitol Complex has been swept by law enforcement and explosive detecting K-9’s."

If you see suspicious activity, you are asked to notify FDLE by calling 1-800-FLA-SAFE.

This is a developing story. Stay with us for details.