Bomb threat at #OccupyMaine encampment; police check, find nothing

After being notified of a bomb threat involving the OccupyMaine encampment this morning, Portland police had bomb dogs check the park as well as the exteriors of the federal and county courthouses and the Central Fire Station, which surround the park. They found nothing.

Police Commander Vern Malloch said a statement with more detail will be forthcoming later today, but for the moment, he was able to say that another police department got a call from a resident of its town saying a friend of hers (who lives in another town, Malloch said) had made statements about putting a bomb in Lincoln Park.

In addition to investigating the circumstances of the call itself, police checked the area. Malloch said security staff of both courthouses were notified, but there were no evacuations of any buildings or of the park.

Malloch said the Occupiers were helpful and cooperative.

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