LR City Hall evacuates after bomb threat, LRPD confirms

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A Little Rock board meeting abruptly stopped due to an alleged bomb threat, Little Rock Police (LRPD) confirm Tuesday night. 

The building was evacuated at 6:53 p.m. as a precaution so authorities could investigate the threat. 

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. said a series of threats were made. 

According to Little Rock Fire, a man called the non-emergency line saying he had a shotgun, bombs and planned on shooting people and taking hostages. 

LRFD says dogs made multiple trips through the building, finding nothing and employees were later told to go back and check to see if anything was misplaced. LRFD believes the phone used to make the threat may have been a throw-away phone, making it difficult to track.

LRPD believes it the bomb threat to be a false call. 

City Manager Bruce Moore says the false bomb threat at city hall had nothing to do with tonight’s agenda. 

The FBI Investigation Joint Terrorism Task Force was involved in the investigation. 

Little Rock Police: 

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. said in a statement on Twitter: “Due to a series of safety threats, Little Rock’s city board meeting was adjourned. Little Rock Police and Little Rock Fire safely evacuated everyone out of City Hall.  City Hall will be open for regular business tomorrow morning.  We are grateful for our emergency management team.”

Due to a series of safety threats, @CityLittleRock’s Board Meeting was adjourned. @LRpolice and @littlerockfire safely evacuated everyone out of City Hall. City Hall will be open for regular business tomorrow morning. We are grateful for our emergency management team.β€” Frank Scott, Jr. (@FrankScottJr) February 20, 2019

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