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Nogales City Hall was briefly closed on Wednesday morning due to a bomb threat.

Nogales City Hall was briefly closed on Wednesday morning due to a bomb threat.

Deputy City Manager John Kissinger confirmed that there had been a bomb threat, but declined to offer additional details and referred further questions to the Nogales Police Department.

An NPD spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.

A post to the city’s Facebook page at 9:10 a.m. advised the public that “Due to a threat made towards City Hall, we will temporarily be closed. In any event that you need police or fire/medical assistance, please contact 911.”

By shortly after 9:30 a.m., officials were saying that the building had been cleared and visitors to City Hall were being told to come back in 15 minutes for service.

According to a Sheriff’s Office dispatch log, a deputy reported at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday that someone had made a threat against the courts and a judge, and that the same anonymous person had made a bomb threat to NPD.

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