West Virginia Capitol Police ask the public for information after unfounded bomb, gun call

Capitol Police are asking the public for information about a 911 call Wednesday that proved to be unfounded. The caller claimed a man with a bomb and a gun was headed toward the Governor's Mansion. (WCHS/WVAH)

West Virginia Capitol police are asking for the public’s help for information after a 911 call Wednesday about a gun and bomb at the Capitol Complex proved to be unfounded.

The caller claimed a man armed with a gun and a bomb strapped to his chest was approaching the Governor’s Mansion, and it prompted a heavy law enforcement response, according to a news release from the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety.

State Police, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist Capitol Police. The campus was cordoned off, but a search turned up nothing.

Anyone who knows anything about the 9 p.m. call to 911 or who saw anything suspicious around the Capitol Complex is asked to contact Capitol Police at 304-558-9911.

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