Golden West College Library Briefly Evacuated After Bomb Threat: Huntington Beach Police

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An entrance to Golden West High School in Huntington Beach is seen in a May 2015 file photo. (Credit: Google Maps)

A bomb threat Tuesday afternoon prompted the brief evacuation of a library at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, authorities said.

Shortly before 12:45 p.m., someone in an online chat room, possibly using a computer terminal in the library, made a vague threat about “a bomb in a book,” said Jennifer Marlatt, spokeswoman for the Huntington Beach Police Department.

The facility was evacuated as a precaution, Marlatt said. An Orange County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad responded to the location to investigate.

Nothing suspicious was found, and the library was reopened after the bomb squad cleared the library, according to a tweet from the Police Department at 1:26 p.m.

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