Bomb threat at state attorney general's offices
UPDATE: PRESCOTT - A bomb threat was received Tuesday morning, July 28, at the Prescott office of the Arizona Attorney General, according to Prescott Police Lt. Amy Bonney.A worker at the office, on Ainsworth Drive, reported receiving a call about 9:50 a.m. from a man who claimed to have placed an explosive device in the office.
"Due to the nature of the threat, the office took safety measures to ensure the safety of their personnel and those of nearby businesses, which included temporarily removing personnel from the building until the threat could be investigated," Bonney said. "No suspicious device was located and business resumed at around 11:30."
The agency evacuated its two offices in Phoenix as well as offices in Tucson, with the agency having about 1,000 employees statewide. Workers were let back in after the Department of Public Safety went through the buildings with bomb-sniffing dogs.Attorney General Mark Brnovich said, "We take every security threat seriously. Employee safety is our top priority."
No suspect has been identified, Bonney said.
ORIGINAL POST :PHOENIX - A bomb threat Tuesday forced the evacuation of three offices of the state attorney general.
Spokeswoman Mia Garcia said a person called the agency's Prescott office about 9:45 a.m. and asked if the attorney general was in his office. That person - Garcia was not given a gender - then said a bomb would go off in half an hour.
The agency evacuated its two offices in Phoenix as well as offices in Prescott and Tucson, with the agency having about 1,000 employees statewide. Workers were let back in after the Department of Public Safety went through the buildings with bomb-sniffing dogs.