Bomb threat disrupts County-City Building

The County-City Building and several streets around it in downtown Tacoma were closed for two hours Wednesday morning after police received a bomb threat.

After officers searched the building and found nothing, the area was reopened at 8:45 a.m.

A man called the county communications center about 6:20 a.m. and told the operator a bomb was set to go off at the building, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said. The caller didn’t say whether the bomb was inside or outside the building.

Tacoma police – including the bomb squad – the Pierce County sheriff’s deputies and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents responded. Four bomb-sniffing dogs helped in the search.

Police closed off streets around the building at 930 Tacoma Ave . The few people in the building, which hadn’t opened yet, were evacuated.