Bomb threat closes Georgia Avenue
A bomb scare at a downtown Silver Spring building Wednesday evening forced authorities to evacuate the building and shut down traffic on Georgia Avenue for about an hour, Montgomery County police said.
Authorities received a call reporting a bomb threat at Silver Spring Plaza in the 8700 block of Georgia Avenue about 5:30 p.m. Police evacuated the building and shut down north and southbound traffic, said Cpl. Dan Friz, a police spokesman.
Investigators found no threat and were clearing the scene about 6:30 p.m., Friz said.
-- Clarence Williams