- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

PROVO, Utah (AP) - Provo city officials scrambled to evacuate city offices before a bomb threat was determined to be a false alarm.

The Provo Daily Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1Es3aUb ) that police locked down Provo City Center Tuesday night after a man called and claimed he had planted a bomb.

The council, mayor and other city officials were meeting in the building around 5 p.m. when police told them of the threat.

Officials were locked on the third floor before being escorted across the street by police.

Police closed nearby streets, causing cars to back up in both directions. Children were locked inside a nearby building during a dance class.

Buildings and streets were opened after police and SWAT members cleared the area.

Provo Police Chief John King said the department is investigating the phone call.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, https://www.heraldextra.com


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