Threat, 2-Hour Evacuation Of Harford District Court

A bomb threat was made Wednesday to the Mary Risteau Multi-Service Center which houses Harford County District Court.

For the second time in less than two weeks, the state office building in Bel Air that houses Harford County District Court was evacuated in the wake of a bomb threat—this time for more than two hours Wednesday.

No device or immediate danger was found in the Mary Risteau Multi-Service Center at 2 S. Bond Street on either occasion.

Bel Air Police were dispatched to the building at 11:04 a.m. on Feb. 6, after a bomb threat was made, Bel Air Police Chief Leo Matrangola wrote in an email to Patch Wednesday.

Police helped evacuate the building minutes later, Matrangola said.

Law enforcement searched the building, but no device was found. Around 1:16 p.m. people were allowed to go back inside.

A similar incident took place Jan. 29, but police do not believe the two threats are directly related. The first was made by phone while this afternoon's threat was made in a note left on a parking meter. There are no known suspects in either case, police said.

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