Bomb Threat Closes FBI Office

By: Michael Gorsegner Email
By: Michael Gorsegner Email

January 3, 2006

A bomb threat closed down an entire office building this afternoon. The threat was aimed at a FBI office housed at 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway.

Just after 12:30 p.m., Albemarle County Police responded to a bomb threat. A caller phoned in a threat to the FBI office housed at the location.

"One of the FBI agents actually received the telephone call. One of the agents picked up the phone and the threat was made directly against the FBI," said Sgt. Scott Cox with Albemarle County Police.

The FBI notified the building supervisor who decided to evacuate the building. Two police dogs from both the County and UVa police were brought in to aid with the search. After nearly two hours of standing out in the cold, workers were given the all clear. Albemarle County police say since 9-11, bomb threats have become a part of everyday life.

"The emphasis now a days are bomb threats, improvised explosive devices. When we have a bomb threat, you want to assume the worst but hope for the best," Cox said.

Police are still searching for the suspect who made the call. They hope through phone tracking, they will be able to find the culprit. No one was injured in the incident.

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