CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Capitol Police is asking for the public’s help following a phone call earlier this week regarding an alleged bomb threat.

According to the state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, a call was placed Wednesday alleging a man armed with a gun and a bomb strapped to his chest was approaching the Governor’s Mansion.

Members of the West Virginia State Police, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office and the Charleston Police Department responded to the scene to assist Capitol Police.

A search turned up nothing.

An investigation into the 911 call is underway. Capitol Police is following “various leads,” according to a statement released Friday.

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