State Building in Hilo evacuated after bomb threat 07-06-05

PHONE: 961-2213
JULY 6, 2005


The State Building at 75 Aupuni Street in Hilo was evacuated for about 20 minutes Wednesday morning (July 6, 2005) after state employees received a bomb threat by telephone.

At 8:15 a.m., personnel of the State Department of Accounting and General Services received an anonymous phone call in which a male caller said a bomb in the building was set to go off in 25 minutes.

The building was evacuated while Hilo police, deputies from the State Sheriff’s Office and personnel working inside the building conducted a search.

After nothing was found and no injuries were reported in the evacuation, the building was reopened about 9:25 a.m.

Police are continuing an investigation into the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident or who may know the caller’s identity is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept strictly confidential.

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