FD: Portsmouth bomb threat was fake

WAVY/Ferlon Webster
WAVY/Ferlon Webster

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A maintenance facility in Portsmouth was evacuated due to a bomb threat that officials have cleared Thursday afternoon.

Chief Mike Stockton with the Portsmouth Fire Department said a bomb threat was made via a telephone call to a maintenance facility for Portsmouth Redevelopment Housing Authority, which is in the 1700 block of Columbus Avenue.

The call was made around 4:30 p.m., and it was considered a credible threat, so the building was evacuated. Stockton said Virginia State Police’s bomb squad swept the area and found nothing.

No further information has been released. Stay with WAVY.com for updates on this developing story.

WAVY/Ferlon Webster
WAVY/Ferlon Webster

 

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