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.

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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.

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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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