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Wisconsin Capitol Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat

The Capitol building is seen in this August 27, 2013 photo in Madison, Wisconsin. AFP PHOTO/ Karen BLEIER        (Photo credi
The Capitol building is seen in this August 27, 2013 photo in Madison, Wisconsin. AFP PHOTO/ Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

July 8 (Reuters) - Wisconsin's state Capitol Building in Madison was evacuated on Wednesday afternoon due to a "credible bomb threat" as representatives were debating a budget bill, a spokesman for the state Department of Administration said.

"Due to a credible bomb threat, we are evacuating the State Capitol," administration department spokesman Cullen Werwie said. "We will make additional information available in the future."

The Wisconsin Assembly went into recess because of the threat. The state Senate approved the two-year budget on Tuesday. The evacuation was announced shortly before 4 p.m. (Reporting by David Bailey in Minneapolis; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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