The Norman Transcript

February 2, 2013

Bomb threat at Capitol

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — 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 was in the building and was taken to an undisclosed location and is safe.

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

Randolph says a sweep of the governor’s mansion and the Capitol determined both buildings are secure, and Capitol reopened about 11:30. Randolph says a suspect has been identified by Oklahoma City police.

Authorities had previously said a suspect was in custody.

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