Philly courthouse evacuated over anthrax threat [updated]

    Fire officials say part of the federal court building in Philadelphia had to be evacuated for about an hour after the discovery of a letter containing a threat about anthrax, but nothing hazardous was found.

    Executive Fire Chief Richard Davison says crews responded to the courthouse in the city’s historic district around 9:25 a.m. Wednesday. He says people were evacuated from the second floor, but those on other floors were allowed to remain.

    Davison says crews responded after a letter was found containing a threat about anthrax. Fire officials investigated and didn’t find anything hazardous, so the all-clear was given about an hour later. People have been allowed back in.

    The FBI is investigating.

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