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Phony Bomb Threat Leads to Evacuation at Puyallup Probations Office

The Department of Corrections building in Puyallup was evacuated Monday afternoon after an anonymous woman reported a bomb threat, which proved to be false.

The Puyallup Department of Corrections office at 405 W. Stewart Ave. was evacuated Monday afternoon while police investigated a bomb threat, said Puyallup Capt. Scott Engle.

An unknown woman reported the bomb threat in a phone call. She called from a blocked number and sounded intoxicated, said Engle.

Officers had to take the necessary precautions and evacuated the DOC facility around 10:50 a.m., plus two other non-related buildings nearby. A bomb dog and investigators searched the building and parking lots but no explosives were found.

Employees were allowed back into the building around 12:30 p.m. after investigations concluded. There was no traffic impact or road closures.

The incident is under investigation by the Puyallup Police Department. 

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