NEW: Police release more details about PHS evacuation

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Portsmouth police released the following new details about Tuesday’s evacuation at Portsmouth High School. 

Police released the following statement Tuesday at 5:57 p.m. 

On Tuesday at 1:19 p.m., Portsmouth police received a call from Portsmouth High School that a bomb threat had been received.

The school was then evacuated due to the threat, with all students and employees held at a location outside until a secure dismissal could be conducted.

A search of the school revealed no explosive devices, with members of the Rhode Island State Police, K-9 units, and the Rhode Island Bomb Squad assisting. Middletown Police and Bristol Police also provided outside perimeter security.

This incident is under investigation by the Portsmouth Police Detective Division.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Detective Division at 401-643-0194 or the general line 401-683-0300.

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