VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Beach courthouse was evacuated following a bomb threat Tuesday morning.

The call for the bomb threat came in just after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Around 10:20 a.m., the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office (VBSO) stated that the scene had been cleared and said employees could enter the building.

The VBSO Emergency Response Team (ERT) and K9 Unit investigated the threat, with assistance from the Virginia Beach Police Department and the Portsmouth Police Department’s K9 Unit.

This is the second bomb threat made against the Virginia Beach Courthouse in less than a month.

“For the second time in three weeks, the Virginia Beach Courthouse, and the people in it, have been threatened by an anonymous caller to 911. The VBSO reiterates that when it comes to the safety of the public, we take no chances,” said Undersheriff Brian Struzzieri. “We take all threats seriously and consider them ‘acts of terrorism’ against our judicial process. We are having the source of these threats investigated to find the culprit(s) responsible.

If you have any information about this case, you can submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-888-LOCK-U-UP, downloading the P3 tips app to a mobile device, or visiting and submitting a tip.

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