Providence Police at City Hall Following Bomb Threat Friday Morning

Friday, December 18, 2015


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Providence police are on the scene at Providence City Hall, following a bomb threat Friday morning. 

"I just tried to get into City Hall and it was on lockdown, I was told from a bomb threat," said Providence City Council President Luis Aponte at approximately 11 a.m.

Sgt. Steve Courville told GoLocal that a bomb threat had been called in but deemed to be "not credible," and the building was reoopened, and the police were taking precautions .

Aponte said he was told the threat that was called in was a "car filled with explosives," which is why the canine unit was called. 

"We are following the Providence Police Department suspicious article/bomb threat protocols," said Courville at 11:40 a.m. "This is not deemed to be a credible threat."


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