Riverside Courthouse Evacuated Over Bomb Threat Hoax

No explosive device has been found since the building was evacuated.

A downtown Riverside courthouse was evacuated Friday in response to a bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax.

After the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department received a call about an alleged explosive device in the Hall of Justice, the six-story building was evacuated at about 10:30 a.m.

A search dog was brought in, but nothing was located, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Joe Borja.

The building at 4100 Main Street reopened to the public at 1:30 p.m., sheriff's Sgt. Linda Hughes said.

The downtown court complex, which includes three buildings, was evacuated on Jan 19 after an unidentified man phoned in a bomb threat. No explosive device was found in that incident.

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