A bomb threat at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) Central Operations Complex on Tuesday, which turned out to be a hoax, did not impact the Agency’s patrol function or its ability to take 9-1-1 calls, a statement from the Sheriff’s Office said.
OCSO received a call around 4:36 pm today from an unknown male, stating that there was an explosive device at the Agency’s Central Complex on 2500 West Colonial Drive.
Deputies said that some 30 to 40 persons were evacuated from the building and its interior searched for any signs of a suspicious device. No device was found and around 6:19 pm, personnel were allowed to re-enter as the building was deemed safe.
It is not clear whether the Sheriff’s Office has been able to trace the caller of the fake bomb threat.
The Sheriff’s Communications Center, located in a secure facility on Orange County’s east side, continued to receive calls and assist the public and was not impacted by the hoax bomb threat.