Statement regarding security incident at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Updated at 8:57 p.m., Friday, December 8, 2017
On December 8, 2017, at approximately 3:55 p.m., an unknown suspect called the administration office of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (KBHCC) stating that he had placed two backpacks of explosives inside that were due to go off in 30 minutes. The KBHCC office notified their security personnel and a decision was made to self-evacuate the convention center. The Dallas Police Department was notified and responded to the scene. After a preliminary search of the facility, they located multiple backpacks in the convention center that gave them concern. The responding officers notified the Explosive Ordinance Squad (EOS).
Shortly after 8:00 p.m., EOS completed their searched of the convention center and determined that there were no explosive devices.
Original post at 5:02 p.m., Friday, December 8, 2017
Just after 4 p.m., the Dallas Police Department dispatch received a call about a bomb threat at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Out of an abundance of caution, security officers evacuated the building, and police and fire personnel are responding.
Updates will follow.