WMUR is reporting that a building at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard was evacuated this morning due to a bomb threat.

According to WMUR:

Navy officials said the structural shop, also known as Building 92, was evacuated as a precaution shortly before 8 a.m. Shipyard security and fire personnel responded to the building, but nothing was found.

Everyone is safe and things were back to normal this afternoon.

This is getting absolutely ridiculous! It seems like I hear about a bomb threat somewhere in New Hampshire every day. Mostly schools, but recently a day care in Bedford and now the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Bomb threats are a tough situation, each one must be taken seriously, yet usually nothing is found and time and money are wasted.

You can be charged with a felony for making a bomb threat in New Hampshire and could spend a year in jail, although I would imagine this doesn't happen all that much.

I don't know if upgrading the penalty would decrease the threats because it's already pretty stiff and doesn't seem to be much of a deterrent.

You know, it occurs to me, that we always hear about the threat, but never what happens after the person making the threat is caught. Perhaps if we make more of an effort to let the public know what consequences the person faces, that would serve as more of a deterrent. Almost like publicly shaming them. Get their name and photo out there and embarrass the hell outta of 'em.


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