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Bomb Threat Closes Harnett County Courthouse

Posted January 28, 2008

— Authorities closed the Harnett County Courthouse after receiving a bomb threat against the building Monday morning.

An anonymous caller made the threat to the Harnett County Sheriff's Office at 8:44 a.m.

The courthouse was evacuated, and bomb detection K-9 units searched the building, at 301 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd. Police officers, fire officials and emergency medial personnel also responded.

The search turned up no explosives in the courthouse.

Officials said the courthouse reopened at 1 p.m., and officials prepared to resume proceedings by 1:30 p.m.

The bomb threat came from a nearby pay phone, but authorities said they did not know who the caller was.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office at 910-893-9111.


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  • Politically Honest NOT PC Jan 28, 2008

    Sounds like there was to be an explosive case today. Seriously though, glad nothing was found and nobody was hurt.

  • blablah Jan 28, 2008

    I'm glad nothing was found. Too bad that wasn't the case 9/28/01 when bombs actually went off in the Richmond County courthouse. One of the two guys had a felony case in court. Now he is in federal prison! The other was to be deport overseas. He got deported alright...straight to jail and now federal prison. People are crazy!

  • Glass Half Full Jan 28, 2008

    Enough is enough. This is becoming a habit. This is the third time recently. Let's put some LEO-power behind finding out who's doing this and stop it. This has to be costing the county a great deal of money and lost work hours.

  • Wheelerx5__Ready for Football Jan 28, 2008

    Search the court dockets, find out who didn't show up this morning.

  • Mmaker52 Jan 28, 2008

    Somebody sure doesnt want to go to court. Isnt this the 3rd on in like the last month to 6 weeks??