by Justin Kree
ODESSA - Around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Odessa Police took a phone call from someone threatening to blow up the parole office on McDonald Street. Immediately, police began evacuating the area.
"To take precautionary measures, Odessa Police responded along with Odessa police, the bomb squad unit," Odessa Police Sergeant, Steve LeSueur, said.
Police set up a perimeter around the area and started looking for any suspicious objects.
"We take this very serious as we do with all bomb threats. Hopefully, nothing will come from it and there are no reports of any injuries," LeSueur said.
Police tell NewsWest 9 that the area was inspected and cleared around 7 p.m. Wednesday night. Employees were safely allowed to return to the parole office.
Nothing suspicious was found by the bomb squad. Odessa Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division will continue to investigate the incident as a terrorist threat.