Person late for job interview causes evacuation of Social Security building

Person late for job interview causes evacuation of Social Security building
A misunderstanding led to the evacuation of the Social Security Administration building in Lubbock on Aug. 8, 2019. (Source: Caleb Holder KCBD)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Officials with the Lubbock Police Department say a huge misunderstanding caused the evacuation of the Social Security office in Lubbock today.

A misunderstanding led to the evacuation of the Social Security Administration building in Lubbock on Aug. 8, 2019.
A misunderstanding led to the evacuation of the Social Security Administration building in Lubbock on Aug. 8, 2019. (Source: Caleb Holder KCBD)

According to police, a person parked a vehicle in the employee parking lot of the building and ran off quickly. The call came in just after 11:30 a.m.

Homeland Security officers told KCBD the vehicle had out-of-state plates and it concerned an employee when the person ran off.

Officers responded and brought in a K-9 dog used to detect explosives.

During the investigation, they learned a person was late for a job interview. The person parked quickly and ran to their interview.

The building was evacuated for about an hour.

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