Shortly after the noon hour, Oklahoma City Police Department and Oklahoma County Sheriff per eyewitnesses via phone note the public is being evacuated from the area of the Oklahoma County Courthouse and the Ronald J. Norrick Public Library and the new multi-story DEVON energy building, in the heart of the business district of downtown.
The City of Oklahoma City Twitter account (@cityofokc) notes that Park/Harvey, Kerr/Hudson, Park/Hudson, Harvey//Kerr, Park/Robinson, Main/Hudson and Kerr/Harvey are all closed by the OKCPD.
This location is about 4 blocks South of the Murrah Bombing location.
No formal disclosures noted, however word of mouth states there is a suspected bomb threat for the area.
Oklahoma Sheriff's Department declared the area clear at 2:15pm with a notice via media, including Twitter ( @OKCoungySheriff) with all parties free to return and all streets reopened. A plastic bag of unknown contents had been removed from the Courthouse and was being reviewed by the authorities.
Oklahoma City suffered the worst bombing on American soil in the Spring of 1995 within this general vicinity at the Murrah Federal Building, now the site of the Oklahoma National Memorial at the corner of 5th and Harvey in the Downtown OKC business district.