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NC AG's office evacuated after bomb threat call

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- Authorities have evacuated the offices of North Carolina's attorney general after someone called in a bomb threat. North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety spokeswoman Patty McQuillan said the threat came in around 10 a.m. Thursday, prompting authorities to empty the building in downtown Raleigh and block nearby streets.

McQuillan says police will go floor-by-floor with a bomb-sniffing dog and the building will remain closed until at least 1 p.m. Evacuated workers mulled around on the grounds of the State Capitol.

Attorney General Roy Cooper is the state's top lawyer and oversees the State Bureau of Investigation, which has been going through turmoil after an inquiry found some 200 mishandled cases at the agency's lab.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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