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Beirut justice palace bomb threat a hoax

Security forces search the Justice Palace in Beirut in the wake of a bomb threat, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: A bomb alert at the Justice Palace in Beirut Thursday was declared a hoax.

An anonymous caller phoned the Justice Palace around 11:30 a.m. to say a bomb would “go off soon,” a judicial source told The Daily Star.

The danger was downgraded about an hour later after police conducted a search of the building and evacuated employees were told it was safe to return to work.

The Justice Palace has received bomb threats in the past, but they have all turned out to be hoaxes.





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