Fire crews and Tyler police responded to the scene at 10:44 on Thursday morning.
Emergency crews in front of Plaza Tower in downtown Tyler
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
Occupants of the Plaza Tower in downtown Tyler returned to the building after a bomb threat forced an evacuation.
According to Chief Paul Findley of the Tyler Fire Department, an employee working on the tenth floor of the building received a call from an unknown person around 10:40 Thursday morning. The caller informed the employee that multiple explosive devices had been placed throughout the office building.
Officials called this a "self-evacuation", saying that employees opted to exit the building as a precaution. After a search of the building, no explosives were found.
ATF officials, the Tyler Fire Department, and Tyler Police are on scene.
The Plaza Tower is the tallest building in Tyler and houses many federal and financial offices on its 21 floors.
We have a crew on the scene and will provide more details as they become available.