Az Sen. Mark Kelly’s Phoenix office evacuated Monday because of bomb threat
U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly’s Phoenix office was evacuated briefly Monday afternoon after an unknown person left a voicemail implying there was a bomb in the building. Phoenix police responded and found no bomb.
U.S. Capitol Police are now investigating.
The office, located in Phoenix’s Biltmore neighborhood near 22nd Street and Camelback Road, was cleared and searched by the Phoenix Police Department, spokesman Sgt. Phil Krynsky said.
“When officers arrived they learned an unknown person left a voicemail implying there was a bomb inside,” Krynsky said in a written statement. “There were no bombs located.”
The Phoenix Police Department will not be investigating the case, but U.S. Capitol Police will be attempting to find the identity of the caller.
“Our threat agents are aware of the call and (are) already investigating to figure out who is behind it,” the Capitol Police said in a statement Monday to the Arizona Mirror. “Fortunately nobody was hurt this afternoon.”
Kelly’s office is located in a plaza that holds other businesses, which were also evacuated during the search, according to witnesses on Twitter.
Kelly’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This report was first published by the Arizona Mirror.