Iowa State Capitol Building Searched After Threat

There was a threat to the Iowa State Capitol building on Saturday, October 14th. The Iowa State Patrol learned of this after the United States Capitol Police alerted agencies around 12:45pm that day.

This was a threat made through social media. The Department of Public Safety investigated and assessed the threat, they soon determined it to not be credible.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol swept the building and located nothing of concern, after agreeing to be cautious. The building was cleared at 1:30pm, and normal activities continued at the Capitol soon after.