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El Paso VA Medical Center ‘cleared’ after bomb threat led to evacuations

The entrance to the El Paso VA Medical Center on N. Piedras.
The entrance to the El Paso VA Medical Center on N. Piedras.

EL PASO, Texas -- The El Paso Veterans Administration Medical Center main facility was evacuated late Tuesday afternoon due to a bomb threat, officials confirmed to ABC-7.

A "Code Black" was declared at the VA location at 5001 N. Piedras Street about 3:30 p.m., meaning there was an immediate threat that required the building to be evacuated.

People at the facility were told to "gather your belongings and evacuate immediately - do not return."

A VA spokesperson said at 4:45 p.m. that the building was "cleared," indicating the threat was over. She offered no further details about what had transpired.

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