BREAKING: Capitol Building Suddenly Evacuated

Capitol Building Suddenly Evacuated

Late in the evening on January 20, Capitol Police had to call in K-9’s specializing in explosive detection after a bomb threat caused the closure of the Florida Capitol Building.

According to an alert sent out early in the morning on January 21, the Florida Capitol Building has been reopened to employees after the entire complex was swept by law enforcement and the K-9 unit.

As of 9 a.m. on January 21, no explosives have been found, and nothing suspicious has been identified, though police are asking employees to inform them if they notice anything out of place or items that do not belong.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement tweeted: “Out of an abundance of caution, Florida’s Capitol is closed to employees until 9 a.m. today. A bomb threat was made re: Florida Capitol overnight. Capitol Complex has been swept by LE & explosive detecting K-9’s. No explosive devices were found & nothing suspicious identified.”

The Tallahassee Police Department announced that they have arrested a man in connection with the bomb threat.

Tallahassee police officers responded to ‘The Corner Pocket,’ a local bar on Apalachee Parkway, to arrest 61 year old Mark W. Clark.

He has been charged with making a false bomb threat in reference to a state owned property, and was released on bail at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Clark will appear before a judge in Leon County on January 22.

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