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UPDATE: "All clear" given after bomb threat at State Capitol

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(Photo Greg Neumann/WKOW) People gathering across the street per Capitol Police order after bomb threat called into State Capitol (Photo Greg Neumann/WKOW) People gathering across the street per Capitol Police order after bomb threat called into State Capitol
(Photo Greg Neumann/WKOW) People leave the capitol building in Madison after a bomb threat was called in. (Photo Greg Neumann/WKOW) People leave the capitol building in Madison after a bomb threat was called in.

The Wisconsin state Capitol is open after a bomb threat led to a 90-minute evacuation of the building and grounds.

The evacuation occurred shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday as lawmakers in the state Assembly were in the middle of budget debate. Police cleared both the building and grounds around the Capitol square where hundreds of people were gathering for an outdoor concert.

The state Department of Administration says the building was clear of any threat, but that no further details would be released Wednesday because an investigation is ongoing.

Department spokesman Cullen Werwie said in an email the evacuation was due to a credible bomb threat.

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MADISON (WKOW) --- UPDATE: Authorities have given the all clear signal after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of the state capitol building for about 90 minutes Wednesday afternoon.

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Capitol Police are evacuating the State Capitol in Madison due to a bomb threat.

The Department of Administration said that "Due to a credible bomb threat, we are evacuating the State Capitol."

Everyone is being asked to walk across the street from the Capitol.

The State Assembly was in the process of debating the state budget when the evacuation order came in around 4 p.m. 

The capitol area was more crowded Wednesday afternoon in advance of a concert event planned for this evening. People in the capitol square area were moved across the street. 

We'll have updates as more information becomes available. 

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