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Temple City Hall evacuated due to reported bomb threat

Posted at 2:51 PM, Apr 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-14 23:39:17-04

Police evacuated the Temple City Hall Municipal Building due to a reported bomb threat on Wednesday.

Temple police said around 1:50 p.m. officers responded to the city hall, located at 2 N Main Street, to safely evacuate all city employees and guests. Temple police said a perimeter was set up and they began investigating.

"An evacuation notification was sent to individuals in the area, and officers notified surrounding businesses," Temple police said.

Around 3:50 p.m. police gave the all-clear and determined that the city hall and the surrounding area were safe.

No injuries were reported and there is no suspect at this time, according to police, and the building will remain closed for the rest of the day to reopen on Monday.

"One K-9 from the Killeen Police Department and one K-9 from the Precinct 4 Constable's Office were utilized during the investigation," said police.

Anyone with information should contact the Temple Police Department at (254) 298-5500 or the Bell County Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-8477, where callers can report anonymously.

"TPD would like to remind the public that making a false bomb threat could be considered a terrorist threat," said police. "A third degree felony punishable by two to 10 years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both."