City officials were evacuated from City Hall at 5:30pm Monday evening after an email threat was received.
It’s unclear how many people were evacuated from the building, which is located at 200 E. Santa Clara St., but a spokesman for Mayor Chuck Reed said about 40 to 50 city officials were standing in a particular area outside the building as of 6:30pm.
Police conducted a sweep of City Hall and determined there was no credible threat. People were allowed back into the building a short time later.
Peter Jensen, acting assistant director of Public Works, said the email threat was directed at he building and not any particular person. It was received by Vijay Sammeta, the city’s chief information officer, Jensen said.
Jensen declined to provide more details as police conduct an investigation into the matter.
Police spokesman Jose Garcia said the email was “pretty generic” as far as threats go, but a two-hour sweep of City Hall after police were contacted just before 5pm. Garcia said no suspect has been identified.