A bomb threat was called into the Oklahoma City Police Department. According to a March 14 report from KWTV Channel 9 News in Oklahoma City, the caller said there was a possible bomb near the Oklahoma County Courthouse.
Oklahoma County Sheriff's deputies and Oklahoma City police officers searched the area around the courthouse. The area was evacuated. No bomb was found. Workers returned to work after about 30 minutes.
It was a busy day in downtown Oklahoma City; this was the second possible threat in the downtown area. A letter with a white, powdery substance was found at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Oklahoma City. That powdery substance was believed to be anthrax. Tests deemed the white powder “not dangerous.”
After the bombing at the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, over a decade ago, Oklahoma City is very sensitive to bomb threats and other forms of possible terrorism. Law enforcement have been trained to handle almost any dangerous situation that could arise.