“There is a report of a possible bomb threat at Boston’s federal courthouse. Media members and all court staff members are being told to leave the scene. It comes after conflicting reports of an arrest in this week’s bombing at the Boston Marathon. The FBI and local authorities maintain there has been no arrest. There is a high presence of police and fire department activity in the area.
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Federal courthouse evacuated; hundreds outside. People are being pushed back from building. Coast Guard and police boats in water.
“Security officials on Wednesday ordered staff, media and attorneys to evacuate Boston’s federal courthouse, according to a Reuters reporter on the scene.
Scores of people could be seen leaving the building. No further details were immediately available.
“Get away from the building. I can’t stress this enough, people,” a uniformed law enforcement official yelled at the crowd.
“A federal courthouse in Boston has been evacuated amid conflicting reports that a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is in custody.
Attorney Francis DiMento says he was in a hearing when someone came over the loudspeaker and announced a “code red” and told everyone to get out in a hurry.
Crowds of reporters are gathered outside. The FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston say no arrests have been made.
The courthouse has a day care attached and at least one crib was wheeled out.