Police in Northwest Arkansas responded to a bomb threat against a federal building Tuesday after a person heard the apparent threat while listening to his shortwave radio, officials said.
Fayetteville police dispatch logs show that officers responded about 11:45 a.m. to the John Paul Hammerschmidt Federal Building at 35 E. Mountain St. The log listed a bomb threat at the building, which houses a U.S. District Court.
Fayetteville police spokesman Sgt. Anthony Murphy said a person overheard a threat against the building on an open frequency on his CB radio. The report prompted police to rope off the building and call in bomb-sniffing dogs.
The Fayetteville School District also canceled outdoor activities for its schools while investigators checked the building.
No arrests were immediately made, police said.
Metro on 05/15/2019
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