Homes evacuate in Durham following anthrax, bomb threat

DURHAM, N.C. (WITN) - Authorities evacuated several homes in Durham in response to a bomb threat and a potential release of anthrax.

Police said a landlord called 911 Monday afternoon to report that his tenant told him he had anthrax in his vehicle and it might blow up.

Authorities shut down the road there and forced residents out of three homes.

The Biological and Chemical Response Team responded to the scene and officials sent a robot into the building, but no explosives or hazardous chemicals were found.

Three people inside the home were questioned and one person was detained.