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Moore County courthouses reopen after bomb threat proves unfounded

Posted October 19, 2016

WRAL Breaking News

— Moore County courthouses reopened Wednesday hours after a bomb threat called in to the clerks office forced the evacuation of the buildings.

Both courthouses, along with adjacent buildings, were evacuated after an unidentified person called the Moore County Sheriff's Office to report a bomb in the courthouse, according to the sheriff's office. Traffic was diverted in the area, and Carthage Elementary and Pickney Schools have received additional security.

The U.S. Army Explosive Ordincance Disposal team from Fort Bragg completed a search of the courthouse without finding any explosive device.

The sheriff's office is investigating to identify the caller.


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