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March 14, 2014 at 1:50 PM

King County Courthouse evacuated after threat

A Seattle police officer monitors the scene outside the King County Courthouse on horse after a threat was called in at the courthouse.  (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

A Seattle police officer on horseback monitors the scene outside the King County Courthouse after a threat was called in. (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

The King County Courthouse is being evacuated after someone phoned in a threat, Seattle police said.

The call came in at 1:19 p.m. when the caller said people need to be evacuated from the building, according to police. The department’s arson-bomb squad has been called to the scene.

Police say no streets around the courthouse are being evacuated at this time.

We’ll update this post as more information becomes available.

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