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February 1, 2013

Oklahoma Capitol evacuated after bomb threat

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the state Capitol was evacuated after a woman called police with a bomb threat directed at Gov. Mary Fallin.

Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz says the governor — who was in the building — was taken to an undisclosed location and is safe.

Trooper Betsy Randolph says a woman called Oklahoma City police about 10:25 a.m. Friday and said multiple bombs would go off at the governor’s mansion and other locations. Randolph says Fallin was immediately notified and ordered the evacuation of the Capitol as a precaution.

Randolph says a sweep of the governor’s mansion and the Capitol determined both buildings are secure, and workers were allowed to return to the building about 11:30. Randolph says a female suspect has been arrested by Oklahoma City police.

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