Boston courthouse reopens to employees after evacuation

BOSTON Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:34pm EDT

1 of 3. Employees and visitors evacuate the John Joseph Moakely federal courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts April 17, 2013.

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BOSTON (Reuters) - Security officials reopened Boston's federal courthouse building to employees on Wednesday afternoon after an hour-long evacuation tied to a security scare.

A security officer walked out of the courthouse and waved a green flag, signaling that employees could return.

A court official who declined to be identified confirmed by phone that the courthouse was reopened, but only to employees.

Hundreds of people had poured out onto the sidewalks of the city's waterfront district, joining an already large crowd of media which had gathered amid earlier reports that an arrest had been made in the investigation of Monday's Boston Marathon bombing.

Federal and local officials later said those reports were incorrect and no arrests had been made.

The evacuees included courthouse staff, lawyers, attorneys and two cribs with children in them. The courthouse has an in-house daycare center.

(Reporting by Tim McLaughlin, writing by Scott Malone, editing by Gary Crosse)

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Comments (6)
americanguy wrote:
I smell a rat. A big stinking rat.
Just like the stink right after 9-11 with all the lies and cover ups.

Apr 17, 2013 3:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Lemming wrote:
Good advice… Crowds aren’t the place to be right now. In addition, I agree with americanguy: I smell a big Presidential Administration RAT!!!!

Apr 17, 2013 3:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
explorer08 wrote:
I see by these posts that, once again, events are bringing out the conspiracy crazies.

Apr 17, 2013 3:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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