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Bomb scare evacuates courthouse in Milwaukee

Officers with the City of Milwaukee Police Department look over a van parked in front of the United States Federal Building and Courthouse 517 East Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee. The van was left in front of the courthouse by a 32-year-old man who was arrested after running into the federal courthouse and made threats Thursday afternoon. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Officers with the City of Milwaukee Police Department look over a van parked in front of the United States Federal Building and Courthouse in Milwaukee on Thursday. The van was left in front of the courthouse by a 32-year-old man who was arrested after running into the federal courthouse and making threats. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

Police are still investigating a bomb scare that temporarily shut down the federal courthouse in downtown Milwaukee.

According to reports, a 32-year-old man was arrested Thursday after he threatened security officers at the federal courthouse and said he had a bomb.

The Milwaukee Police bomb unit is examining his van, which he parked in front of the courthouse, according to reports.

Three blocks surrounding the courthouse and the Quarles & Brady building at 411 E. Wisconsin Ave. for a time were blocked off by police.

Police tape has since been taken down.

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