Museum Reopens After Bomb Threat


Dallas Museum of Art | Image by Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art had a delayed opening on Sunday afternoon after reportedly receiving a bomb threat earlier in the morning.

Dallas police said the DMA got a call about 8:30 a.m. from an unspecified individual saying there was a bomb in the museum. The museum officials immediately evacuated all personnel from the building and alerted the Dallas Police Department.

There were no visitors on the premises at the time, as the museum typically opens at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays.

DMA staff posted on Twitter, “The Museum and garage will be closed today until further notice. Please do not visit the DMA at this time and check back here for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you soon.”

The Dallas Police Explosive Ordinance Squad responded to the call and searched the building but found no credible threat. The museum remained closed until officers could completely ensure the safety of the patrons, staff, and community.

Just before 12:30 p.m., DMA notified patrons via Twitter that the museum would open shortly.

“We are happy to report DPD has since issued an all-clear, and we will be reopening to the public at 2:00 p.m. As always, the safety of our guests and staff is our top priority. While we hate to see threats like this occur, we are thankful for the brave men and women of DPD and DMA staff who stepped into action on behalf of our community,” the DMA posted.

Several institutions have received threats in Dallas over the recent weeks. For example, The Dallas Express experienced a slew of violent threats over email, which targeted specific individuals connected to the organization and their families.

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3 months ago

We live in crazy world. Hopefully the guilty person/s will be caught.