Reports: Boston federal court, hospital evacuated; bomb threat?; Updated

http://twitter.com/#!/desteubenlaw/status/324600487007621120

Dear Lord.

A Boston federal courthouse is being evacuated:

Federal courthouse evacuated;hundreds outside. People are being pushed back from building. Coast Guard and police boats in water.

— Boston.com News (@BostonDotCom) April 17, 2013

Media lined up outside federal courthouse. Waiting for info. twitter.com/LaurenWBZ/stat…

— Lauren Leamanczyk (@LaurenWBZ) April 17, 2013

Lots of civilians have also made their way to the courthouse. twitter.com/LaurenWBZ/stat…

— Lauren Leamanczyk (@LaurenWBZ) April 17, 2013

More pics of the crowd. twitter.com/LaurenWBZ/stat…

— Lauren Leamanczyk (@LaurenWBZ) April 17, 2013

Police vehicles arrive at courthouse. Honking, lights flashing.No idea what that means.

— Lauren Leamanczyk (@LaurenWBZ) April 17, 2013

Something is happening. Courthouse being emptied. Media being moved again.

— Lauren Leamanczyk (@LaurenWBZ) April 17, 2013

US Marshalls, swat staging. Sounds like alarms going off. Facility being evacuated. Media being forces to leave public street out front.

— Lauren Leamanczyk (@LaurenWBZ) April 17, 2013

federal marshalls are ordering reporters to back up more than 100 yds from the courthouse in #boston #bostonmarathon

— Sarah Veronica (@thundercloudcat) April 17, 2013

Photo: Boston Police bomb squad arrives at federal courthouse (WCVB) – twitter.com/TheMatthewKeys…

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) April 17, 2013

Homeland security agent confirms evacuation is because of a received bomb threat

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

Brigham and Women’s hospital is also reportedly under evacuation:

Boston TV: Bomb threat at Brigham and Womens Hospital #BostonMarathon

— Victoria Taft(@VictoriaTaft) April 17, 2013

Brigham and Women’s being evacuated due to bomb threat. #fox25

— FOX 25 News Boston (@fox25news) April 17, 2013

We will continue to monitor this situation and update with further developments.

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More from the courthouse scene:

Evacuation back entrance twitter.com/joespurr/statu…

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

Panorama just now twitter.com/joespurr/statu…

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

Bridge children escort vine.co/v/bUunXMILUYx

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

3:13pm panorama, we are being asked to move back ‘for our safety’ twitter.com/joespurr/statu…

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

Folks outside twitter.com/joespurr/statu…

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

Fire ladder trucks moving in vine.co/v/bUu6VJIArQ7

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

K-9 unit just walked into courthouse.

— jessica testa (@jtes) April 17, 2013

Just saw another K-9 unit walk in. Boston Fire now on the scene.

— jessica testa (@jtes) April 17, 2013

Fire trucks have arrived at #boston moakley courthouse @bostinno twitter.com/BostInno/statu…

— BostInno (@BostInno) April 17, 2013

Police boats, trucks and tons of cars at Moakley Courthouse on the #Boston waterfront… twitter.com/rorymcgrath/st…

— Rory McGrath (@rorymcgrath) April 17, 2013

Courthouse sidewalk before: twitter.com/jtes/status/32… …and after: twitter.com/jtes/status/32… (pics: @jtes)

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) April 17, 2013

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Update:

The threat at the hospital has reportedly been cleared:

#Breaking – FOX 25: “All clear” at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in #Boston following report of bomb threat.

— Matt Soleyn (@MattSoleyn) April 17, 2013

All clear at the Brigham. Man left locked car at valet.Gas cans in back, according to official source. #marathon

— Jennifer Peter (@GlobeJenPeter) April 17, 2013

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More:

Cops furious about a CBS case left on the ground. “Come get your case!”

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

Coast guard helicopter moves in. Crowd being ordered 100 yards away from building

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

3:30pm vine.co/v/bUujBUeeuEW

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

And now someone is playing “Amazing Grace” on bagpipes in the parking lot.

— jessica testa (@jtes) April 17, 2013

Yep. vine.co/v/bUuPQAbr5zQ

— jessica testa (@jtes) April 17, 2013

I can’t get them online but I have photographs of two suitcases in question

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

An eyewitness tells me he directly heard police speaking about how he was trying to make a ‘special delivery’

— Joe Spurr (@joespurr) April 17, 2013

Related:

Moakley federal courthouse mobbed as media report Boston bombing suspect to appear; Evacuated [pics]

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/17/reports-boston-federal-court-hospital-being-evacuated-bomb-threat/

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