OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Capitol building was evacuated Friday after a woman called in a bomb threat directed at Gov. Mary Fallin.
Fallin's spokesman Alex Weintz says the governor, who was in the building, was taken to an undisclosed location and is safe.
Trooper Betsy Randolph says a woman called Oklahoma City police about 10:25 a.m. Friday and said multiple bombs would go off at the governor's mansion and other locations. Randolph says Fallin was immediately notified and ordered the evacuation of the Capitol as a precaution.
Randolph says a sweep of the governor's mansion and the Capitol determined both buildings are secure, and workers were allowed to return to the building about 11:30.
Our Oklahoma City NBC affiliate KFOR-TV is reporting the incident was initially reported as a fire alarm but later confirmed as a bomb threat.
Friday is Colonial Day at the Capitol and a number of school-aged children were present participating in activities. KFOR is reporting the children were moved to another building while state troopers and other law enforcement officers searched the Capitol.
Rep. Joe Dorman told KFOR about 1,000 people may have been in the building when the threat came in.
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