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Multiple US state capitols evacuated after bomb threats

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The Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort was evacuated.

Agence France-Presse

The buildings of at least six US state capitols were evacuated on Wednesday after several bomb threats triggered by the receipt of threatening emails , authorities and local media said.

No explosives or potentially dangerous objects were found at the scene as police evacuated state capitol buildings – official buildings that typically house the state legislature and governor's offices – in Connecticut, Georgia , Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi and Montana, following what appears to be a hoax, local media reported.

Although everyone is safe, KSP has asked everyone to evacuate the state Capitol and is investigating a threat received by an official, the Kentucky governor wrote, Andy Beshear, on #x27;States across the country, local media reported.

I placed several explosives inside your capitol. The explosives are well hidden and they will detonate in a few hours. I will make sure you all die, it is written in one of them.

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The Georgia Capitol in Atlanta was also targeted.

Officials in other states have confirmed that they were also targeted, such as in Michigan, where police decided to caution that the building would remain closed for the day.

The incident comes three days before the anniversary of the storming of the United States Capitol in Washington by supporters of Donald Trump on January 6, 2021.

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US authorities have warned of the number increasing number of incidents targeting officials and political figures.

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