State Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Toni Schwartz says a bomb threat was made to police at 6 a.m. Thursday. The call said a bomb would explode at noon. A suspicious package in plastic was found outside the courthouse at about 6:30 a.m.
Halekauwila Street was closed at Punchbowl Street during the investigation. All nearby schools and businesses were notified.
Circuit Court, as well as the state labor and taxation buildings nearby were evacuated.
Police say the bomb squad detonated the package at 9:40 a.m.
No word on the exact contents of the package, but public safety officials say the device was rendered safe.
Road were reopened just before 11 a.m. and workers went back to their offices. Federal court remained closed for the day.