VALLEJO (CBS SF) – The Solano County courthouse in Vallejo was evacuated because of a bomb threat Thursday afternoon, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

Around 1:50 p.m., a Vallejo city employee got a call warning that a bomb was set to detonate at the building sometime Thursday afternoon, Deputy Daryl Snedeker said.

That prompted the evacuation of more than 100 people—including judges, lawyers, bailiffs and members of the public—around 2 p.m., he said.

In a sweep of the courthouse and the surrounding grounds, deputies found only an unattended makeup bag in an overflow court parking lot, he said.

Snedeker said shortly before 4 p.m. that a sheriff’s K-9 unit and an explosives team from Travis Air Force Base were en route to the courthouse to inspect the bag.

Court proceedings have been suspended for the day, he said.


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