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Update: Workers return after Boston courthouse evacuated amid bomb probe

Published On: Apr 18 2013 04:28:29 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 17 2013 03:46:17 PM CDT
Boston marathon bombing

Courtesy Aaron Tang

BOSTON (AP) -

Workers returned Wednesday to a Boston federal courthouse that had been evacuated because of a bomb threat amid reports of a breakthrough in the marathon bombings investigation.
    
The U.S. Marshals Service in Washington said the courthouse was evacuated due to a bomb threat. Spokeswoman Nikki Credic-Barrett said authorities conducted a security sweep.
    
Court workers returned inside the building, about an hour after the evacuation.
    
Attorney Francis DiMento said he was in a hearing when someone came over the loudspeaker and told everyone to get out.
    
Crowds of reporters are gathered outside. The FBI and the U.S. attorney's office in Boston say no arrests have been made in the marathon bombing.
    
The courthouse has a day care attached and at least one crib was wheeled out.

The previous story:

A federal courthouse in Boston has been evacuated amid conflicting reports that a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is in custody.
    
The U.S. Marshals Service in Washington said the courthouse was evacuated due to a bomb threat. Spokeswoman Nikki Credic-Barrett said authorities are conducting a security sweep.
    
Attorney Francis DiMento said he was in a hearing when someone came over the loudspeaker and told everyone to get out in a hurry.
    
Crowds of reporters are gathered outside. The FBI and the U.S. attorney's office in Boston said no arrests have been made in the marathon bombing.
    
The courthouse has a day care attached and at least one crib was wheeled out.