Pistorius magistrate temporarily clears court

PRETORIA Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:51am EST

Oscar Pistorius enters the dock during a break in court proceedings at the Pretoria Magistrates court, February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Oscar Pistorius enters the dock during a break in court proceedings at the Pretoria Magistrates court, February 21, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

PRETORIA (Reuters) - The magistrate overseeing Oscar Pistorius' bail hearing briefly cleared the court on Thursday, saying there was a "threat" outside the building after being handed a piece of paper.

Pistorius was hurried out of the court, but returned five minutes later and the bail hearing resumed.

(Reporting by Peroshoni Govender; Editing by Ed Cropley)

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