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Maryland state House locked down following phone threat

Both the Maryland Capitol police and Annapolis Police Department responded to the scene.

Published: February 29, 2024 8:23pm

The Maryland state House went on lockdown on Thursday in response to a threat made by phone.

Both the Maryland Capitol police and Annapolis Police Department responded to the scene, according to the Associated Press. The lockdown began at roughly 5 p.m. and authorities did not discover any threat by 7 p.m.

"You have to react to every threat as though it’s credible and serious," Annapolis Police Department spokesman Bernie Bennett told the outlet.

The building houses the office of Democratic Gov. Wes Moore, who stated that "[o]ur family is grateful for the members of the Maryland Capitol Police, Maryland State Police, Annapolis Police Department, and the Anne Arundel County Police Department who secured the State House Grounds and kept us safe today."

"These brave men and women aren’t just Maryland’s finest – they’re Maryland’s promise. They define what it means to be a Marylander," he went on.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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