MT Capitol sweep found no credible threat, building reopened

The Montana Capitol was briefly evacuated Wednesday following a bomb threat, officials said. 

At about 10 a.m., the Department of Administration said a sweep of the building uncovered no explosives. 

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Brandon Uhl walks the perimeter of the Montana State Capitol on Jan. 3, 2024, after staff was evacuated due to a bomb threat.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

“In response to this morning’s bomb threat at the Montana State Capitol, Department of Administration General Services has been working closely with local law enforcement officials,” DOA spokesperson Megan Grotzke said. “A sweep has been completed, and the threat was found to not be credible. The building has been reopened to the public.”

Staff evacuate from the Montana State Capitol on Jan. 3, 2024, after a bomb threat was made on the building.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

Legislative Services Director Jerry Howe told the Montana State News Bureau his staff had all cleared the building, some were staying warm in

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