Threat cleared at AZ Attorney General's office

Posted at 11:55 AM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 20:26:43-04

The Arizona Attorney General's office was cleared for over an hour Tuesday while officials investigated a phoned-in bomb threat.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich tweeted just before noon that the threat was called into the AG's Consumer Complaint hotline.

Just after 1:30 p.m., he said the building was cleared and employees were back inside.

Photos tweeted from Brnovich's account showed the Arizona Department of Public Safety's Bomb Squad outside the building.

About 800 employees were evacuated from the building, he said.

The offices are located near 13th Avenue and Washington Street in downtown Phoenix.