Anderson courthouse evacuated following bomb threat

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ANDERSON, Ind.—The Madison County Government Center and Anderson City Hall were evacuated Tuesday morning following a bomb threat.

Anderson police received the call around 8:45 a.m. from a downtown payphone. According to Madison County Sheriff Ron Richardson, the caller said there was a chemical bomb.

The buildings were evacuated around 9:30 a.m. and bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in to search the buildings.

Authorities allowed entry into the building just before 1 p.m. after no bomb was found.