On 3/5/2020 at around 10:50am Brattleboro police received multiple 911 notifications reporting that there was a bomb at 232 Main Street, the Vermont state office building in Brattleboro. Multiple officers responded to the scene and met with state employees. Brattleboro fire and Rescue, Inc responded and staged nearby. The building was evacuated as a precautionary measure. Nearby public buildings including the Brattleboro Municipal Center, Superior Court, and the American Legion were advised of the incident with a recommendation they shelter in place.
A perimeter was set up and people were not allowed to approach or enter the building or parking lot. Brattleboro police conducted an initial search of the building and did not locate anything suspicious. The Vermont State Police responded with a bomb dog to assist in sweeping the building. No suspicious items were located. The building was turned back over to the state Department of Buildings and General Services at around 3:15pm. At this time it is anticpated the building will be open to the public for regular business Friday March 6, 2020.
The Brattleboro police were assisted at the scene by Vermont State Police, Brattleboro Fire Department, and the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services.
The investigation into this incident has been assigned to the BPD Criminal Investigation Division and is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Josh Lynde at 802-257-7950.