Pair arrested for Capitol bomb threat hoax

OKLAHOMA CITY - Authorities have released the names of two people accused of calling in a bomb threat to the Oklahoma State Capitol and governor's mansion last Friday.

Police arrested Eric Thompson and Whittni Butts the same day as the hoax.

The Capitol was evacuated while dozens of teachers and students were celebrating Colonial Day in costumes.

Alex Weintz, Gov. Mary Fallin's spokesman, said the governor was in the building when the threat was received and she was taken to an undisclosed location while the buildings were searched.

Officials said a woman called Oklahoma City police Friday morning and said multiple bombs would go off at the governor's mansion and other locations.

A sweep of the buildings determined they were secure and workers were allowed to return about an hour after the evacuation order.

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