IL State Capitol lockdown lifted in Springfield after police determine no danger

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
IL State Capitol lockdown lifted after threat received
An Illinois State Capitol lockdown was issued after a threat was received in Springfield, IL, Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias said.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WLS) -- The Illinois State Capitol building was locked down, after a threat was made Tuesday afternoon, Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Just after 2:15 p.m., Giannoulias said the Illinois Secretary of State Police received notice of a threat involving the Capitol building, and locked down, while police conducted a sweep of the building.

No information was immediately provided on the nature of the threat.

The lockdown was lifted sometime before 4 p.m., after police determined there was no danger.

Recorded messages reportedly played throughout the building, and some makeshift barricades were made inside some rooms.

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Other meetings carried on without interruption.