UPDATE: Civic Center Reopens after Evacuation

UPDATE: 2:00 p.m.

On May 17, 2013 the Dothan Police Department responded to 126 North Saint Andrews Street after being notified of an unattended backpack, left on the outer south-side of the building. After evacuating the building, The Dothan Police Departments Bomb Team took control of the scene and determined the back-pack was not a threat.

During this incident, all services at the Dothan Civic Center were suspended until this matter was resolved and we ask that the media advise everyone in your coverage areas that normal business hours will resume starting at 1 p.m.

UPDATE 10:16 A.M.

Reports are that a suspicious backpack was found.


DOTHAN, AL - The Dothan Civic Center is being evacuated.

The Dothan School of Dance was putting on a performance there.

Police are on the scene. The entrances have been blocked off and everyone inside has been evacuated.

News 4's Devon Sellers is on the scene.

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