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Pacific County courthouse receives bomb threat

November 16, 2012

Authorities say eight county courthouses around the state, including Pacific County, received bomb threats yesterday, forcing evacuations and police searches.

Authorities don’t know if Thursday’s threats were coordinated. No devices were found at any of the courthouses.

Threats were made to Pacific, Thurston, Chelan, Douglas, Benton, Adams, Clark, and Columbia counties.

Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal told the Wenatchee World that the Douglas County Commissioner’s Office received a phone call at 3:52, warning them of a bomb in the courthouse. Authorities evacuated the courthouse and searched area, but did not find a bomb.

Similar sounding calls were made to the other counties.

 

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