All-clear given to end capitol bomb threat


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – Police have issued an all-clear at the end of a bomb threat situation in Springfield.

Police evacuated the state capitol building on Monday afternoon. Officers moved people out of the structure at around 2:45 pm.

Officers say the search ended without anything found. A bomb squad and K-9 officers searched the building after Illinois leaders decided the threat was credible enough for an evacuation.

The all-clear call came in after 5 p.m. 

WAND-TV will update this developing story as new information becomes available.

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