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.READ MORE: Splash Brothers Curry, Thompson Lead Warriors Past Pistons, 102-86
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.READ MORE: Friends, Loved Ones Remember Michelle Go, Killed In NY Subway Attack At San Francisco Chinatown Vigil
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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