UPDATE: Downtown Topeka Bomb Threat Proved To Be False

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Capitol Police and the Topeka Police department have evacuated three buildings after a bomb threat.

Capitol Police Officer Patrick Saleh told WIBW NewsNow the Shawnee County Courthouse, the Intensive Supervision Unit of the Department of Corrections, and the State Parole Office in the 1400 block of Topeka Boulevard have been evacuated.

“Apparently,” said Saleh, “Someone called in a bomb threat to all three buildings through the Topeka Police Department.”

According to a press release sent out by the Topeka Police Department, a caller reported to 911 dispatchers that a person he knew had a package delivered to, “The place where people report to their ISP officer.”

Officers were sent to 712 South Kansas, 1430 South Topeka and the Shawnee County Court House in response to the 911 call. 

Saleh said while nine times out of ten of these types of  threats turn out to be false, they have to take the necessary precautions.

In addition to evacuating the buildings, the Kansas Highway Patrol has dispatched bomb sniffing dogs to investigate.  

Each location was searched and no items of concern were located.