OSP investigation has concluded a search of the scene where an identified male called saying an explosive device was set to go off on court Street, between 12th and Cottage Street. They say they didn’t find anything, so they’ve since reopened the area.
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Salem Police Department, closed Court Street between 12th Street and Cottage Street north of the State Capitol building to all pedestrian and vehicle traffic while police investigated an unconfirmed report of an explosive device. The north entrance to the State Capitol building was closed and no evacuations were ordered while the investigation continued to confirm the report. Explosive technicians from Oregon State Police and FBI were on scene to assist with the area search.
On July 2, 2012 prior to 1:00 p.m. OSP Northern Command Center dispatch received a phone call from an unidentified male reporting an explosive device outside the north end of the building