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Oklahoma fed building evacuated after bomb threat

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The federal building in Oklahoma City was evacuated on Wednesday because of a bomb threat, police said.

“There was a bomb threat down there, we have a person in custody. He walked into the federal building with a backpack. He had a note making a bomb threat,” said Oklahoma City police spokesman Gary Knight.

He said the building and some surrounding buildings had been evacuated and remained evacuated.

The current federal building in downtown Oklahoma City stands near the site of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, which was attacked in a 1995 bombing that killed 168 people. That was the deadliest act of domestic terrorism on U.S. soil and was aimed at the federal government.