published Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Update: Police allow people to re-enter Republic Centre in downtown Chattanooga

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    People gather at the corner of 6th and Chestnut Streets on Wednesday after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of the Republic Center.
    Photo by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

As of 3:55 p.m. Chattanooga Police have cleared the Republic Centre building at Seventh and Chestnut streets and are allowing people back inside building.

The Republic Centre building was evacuated after an unknown person called-in a threat.

The caller said there were multiple explosives n the building and the property manager opted to treat the call as a creditable threat. Police responded at 2:20 p.m. and they have no suspects at this point, according to Assistant Chief Eric Tucker.

Stay with the Times Free Press for more information as it becomes available.

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