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Woman makes unfounded bomb threat at Bel Air MVA office

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Posted at 11:44 AM, Jun 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 11:44:29-04

BEL AIR, Md. — A woman’s unfounded bomb threat temporarily closed a Bel Air Motor Vehicle Administration office Monday morning, Maryland State Police said.

The threat was reported at about 9:20 a.m., after a woman who had driven to the office at 501 West MacPhail Road and claimed to have a bomb in her car. The entrance of the building was temporarily closed, and everyone inside the building – employees and customers included – were told to “shelter in place,” Maryland State Police said. A K9 Unit responded to scan the vehicle.

Police determined the location was safe, and the office, as well as surrounding roads, were reopened at about 10:30 a.m. The woman who made the threat never gained access to the building; she was stopped by a state trooper who was working security for the MVA, police said. The woman was taken into custody and taken to a hospital for an emergency evaluation. No one else was injured. Police are investigating the incident.