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21 Jan 2019 | 09:21 PM UTC

Colombia: Villavicencio courthouse evacuated due to bomb threat Jan. 21

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Villavicencio courthouse (Palacio de Justicia) evacuated January 21 due to bomb threat; details still emerging

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/21/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/21/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Bogota). COUNTRY/REGION Villavicencio

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Event

Villavicencio's courthouse building (Palacio de Justicia) was evacuated in the late afternoon (local time) of Monday, January 21, due to a bomb threat. Police have deployed explosive ordnance disposal specialists to the site. An increased security presence and road closures should be anticipated in the area in the coming hours. Further details are still emerging.

Advice

Those present in Villavicencio are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area surrounding the courthouse, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities (respect security cordons, evacuation orders, etc.).

 

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