The Colorado State Capitol in Denver was evacuated over a bomb threat, officials said on Tuesday evening.
The Colorado State Patrol confirmed the evacuation to The Denver Channel. The evacuation started around 4 p.m. local time.
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The Capitol has been closed until officials determine the threat.
Fire trucks and police are on the scene, according to the Denver Post and posts on social media websites.
Colorado State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid said the threat isn’t believed to be credible.
“But we are going to search the building until no stone is unturned,” Reid told the Post. “The people’s safety is what’s important,” Reid also said.
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Just a few hours before, thousands upon thousands of people were in the area to celebrate the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl win over the Carolina Panthers just two days earlier.
NBC station KUSA reported that many of the supporters left the area by the time the Capitol was evacuated.