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Portland City Hall reopened after bomb threat prompts evacuation

Building security members swept City Hall and did not find anything suspicious, according to Portland police.
Credit: Ted Wheeler twitter

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland City Hall was briefly evacuated Tuesday due to a bomb threat.

Building security members swept City Hall and did not find anything suspicious, according to Portland police. They determined there was no credible threat.

Mayor Ted Wheeler tweeted that the threat was over and everyone was allowed to enter the building.

A statement from Mayor Wheeler's office said it's not known if the threat was related to the mayor's response to violent assaults during dueling demonstrations in downtown Portland this past weekend.

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"These threats of violence are alarming and create a sense of fear that no one should experience, but unfortunately, this is increasingly becoming a reality in local government," the statement said.

Portland police is investigating the threat.

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