By: KDKA-TV’s Jennifer Borrasso
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Public Safety says law enforcement is investigating a bomb threat to the William S. Moorhead Federal Building.READ MORE: World Of Wheels Auto Show Returns To David L. Lawrence Convention Center
UPDATE: Local and federal law enforcement continues to investigate a bomb threat to the Federal Building. Roads have reopened. There are no injuries, only a threat. https://t.co/LieW4yahQH
— Pgh Public Safety (@PghPublicSafety) February 1, 2021
Officials say no device or threats were found Monday at the building on Liberty Avenue. Federal agencies are now trying to identify and locate the person who made the bomb threat. Public Safety says there were no injuries.
Sources told KDKA that a man called 911 just after 5 p.m. on Monday saying a bomb would go off in 18 minutes at the building.READ MORE: West Virginia Lawmakers Approve Needle Exchange Regulations
Police evacuated the building and the federal courthouse around 5:25 p.m. and set up a perimeter. Law enforcement — including FBI, ATF, state and city police and K-9s — searched the building for anything suspicious.
Police temporarily closed Seventh Avenue and Grant Street, 10th Street and Grant Avenue and Liberty Avenue and William Penn Place.
The building has offices for the ATF, IRS, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The building also houses other federal administrative offices.
David Richard was cleaning offices in the courthouse when the building was evacuated Monday night.
“I was just doing my job and over the intercom, they just came over and asked us all to please evacuate the building,” he said.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Firefighters, Hilltop Pharmacy Hold COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic For Second Dose Distribution
The caller could face charges. Making a false threat is a crime.