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Bomb threat closes Georgia Avenue

By Michael Bolden

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

By Michael Bolden  | November 10, 2010; 6:26 PM ET
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