A bomb threat called in to the courthouse where the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is being held has temporarily halted proceedings.

Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh said Thursday that the trial was being suspended while the building was evacuated.

A security officer says a bomb threat was called in to the Fall River Justice Center in Massachusetts.

The judge says she anticipates court will resume at 2 p.m.

Testimony in the Hernandez case began Jan. 29. He is accused in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee.

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The judge said earlier Thursday that jailhouse calls in which Hernandez discusses giving money to a cousin could be used as evidence in the case.

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