Illinois state capitol reopened after bomb threat investigation

Springfield, Illinois (FILE)

The Illinois state capitol building was evacuated for several hours Monday afternoon due to a bomb threat, officials said.

A spokesman for the Illinois Secretary of State told ABC7 Eyewitness News the State Capitol Tour Guide Office received a threatening call which forced the police to evacuate. No further details have been released.

The bomb squad swept the building and found no threatening devices. The capitol reopened at about 5:30 p.m. and people were allowed back into the building.

The Illinois General Assembly is not in session.

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