Hampton courts evacuated after bomb threat

HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- Officials are asking for the public's help identifying a suspect who made a bomb threat that prompted an evacuation of the Hampton courthouses. 

According to police, someone threatened to blow up the courthouses Tuesday morning. 

Officers arrived to help just after 10:45 a.m.

The General District, Circuit and Juvenile and Domestic Relations courthouses, located on N. King St., were evacuated. 

Officers checked the building and no explosives, or suspicious devices were found. 

Hampton Police were assisted by the Newport News Sheriff's Department, Langley Air Force Security Forces, and Virginia Beach Canine Units. 

Making a bomb threat is considered a Class (5) Felony. The charge can carry a maximum sentence of 10 years and a fine of no more than $2,500. 

If you have any information about who made the threat, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. 

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