Monday June 17, 2013
State Police Clear North Side of Capitol After Bomb ThreatJerry Freeman Salem-News.com
The response is over, police are wrapping up.
(SALEM) - Investigating a reported explosive device, Oregon State Police (OSP) closed Court Street between 12th Street and Cottage Street north of the state capitol to all pedestrian and vehicle traffic. The investigation is over and traffic patterns are returning to normal.
Working with the assistance of Salem Police Department, OSP troopers are investigating the unconfirmed report of an explosive device.
The north entrance to the State Capitol building is closed and no evacuations have been ordered at this time while the investigation continues to confirm the report. A phone call from an unidentified male about the alleged explosive device was place prior to 1:00 p.m. advised OSP Northern Command Center dispatch that an explosive device outside north of the building.
We will bring you more details as they become available.
Here is raw video from the scene; includes interview with OSP lieutenant:
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