Normandy Park City Hall Evacuated After Voicemail Bomb Threat
Normandy Park City Hall was evacuated and closed for most of Thursday, Jan. 28th, after a bomb threat was left on a city official’s voicemail Wednesday night claiming to blow up the building at “around Noon.”
According to a Normandy Park Police spokeswoman, the building went into “lockdown” mode around 10am this morning, when city hall was shut down and all employees were evacuated and sent home for the day.
After the evacuation, Port of Seattle Police brought in their bomb squad, which includes bomb-sniffing dogs, and checked the building for around an hour. Officers from the Des Moines Police Department also helped out.
No bomb was found.
However, city hall was shut down for the day, and it will not re-open until tomorrow.
As for the bomb threat itself, police say the caller ID was traced to Minnesota, and they’re considering it a hoax.