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No bombs found after searches of PA buildings

March 28th, 2014 - 5:40pm

(Port Angeles) An investigation continues into the origin of an unfounded bomb threat call Friday afternoon that closed both the Clallam County Courthouse and the Armory Square Mall in Port Angeles.

Employees were sent home for the day after both facilities were evacuated for building searches.

East 4th Street, the roadway adjacent to the courthouse, was closed to traffic.

Port Angeles Police Sergeant Barb McFall says nothing suspicious was found after detailed searches by officers and deputies.

Clallam County Sheriff's Sergeant Lyman Moores told Newsradio KONP this afternoon that the PENCOM dispatch center in Port Angeles received a call from a man who said bombs had been placed at both locations.

Moores said authorities triangulated the phone call as coming from the Olympic National Park.

McFall says officers are following up on possible leads.

The courthouse was evacuated about 2 o'clock.

Many employees were gathered outside the courthouse in the parking lot of the Vern Burton Center.

The courthouse search was conducted by the Sheriff's Department and the Port Angeles Police Department handled the Armory Square facility.

A joint command center was activated.

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