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'All clear' after Temple City Hall, library evacuated due to bomb threat

Temple police said all buildings within a block of city hall were evacuated while police investigated.

TEMPLE, Texas — No bomb was found after Temple City Hall and the library were evacuated Thursday afternoon because of a reported bomb threat, Temple police said.

Police were called to the city hall municipal building on North Main St. a little before 2 p.m. Everyone inside the building was safely evacuated, police said.

Public Relations Coordinator Nohely Mackowiak said all buildings in the surrounding one block area, including the library, were also evacuated. 

Police closed off the block while they evacuated. 

Bomb-sniffing dogs were used while police investigated and they didn't find anything suspicious, police said. They deemed the buildings and the surrounding areas safe.

Mackowiak said city hall would remain closed the rest of the day.

This story will be updated when more information is available.

If the threat is determined to be fake, Mackowiak said it is considered a terroristic threat. 

Under Texas Penal Code section 2207, Section A-4. It is a third degree felony. Punishable by 2-10 years in prison, $10,000 fine or both.

Anyone with information can call Temple police at 254-298-5500 or Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477.

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