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Update: Bomb-sniffing dog clears Kingsport Justice Center, personnel reenter

Rain Smith • Jan 16, 2013 at 3:30 AM

Update: 4:37 p.m.

A bomb-sniffing dog has swept the Justice Center and found nothing suspicious, allowing personnel to reenter building shortly after 4 p.m.

Kingsport detectives are currently investigating the hoax. It is classified as false reporting, a felony charge.

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A bomb threat called in to Kingsport central dispatch at approximately 3 p.m. has prompted the evacuation of the Justice Center downtown.

As of 3:30 p.m. police were conducting a sweep of the building. The Justice Center holds the Kingsport Police Department and Kingsport courts.

Check back with Timesnews.net for more on this developing story.

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