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Bomb Threat Closes Harnett County Courthouse

Posted January 28, 2008 10:53 a.m. EST
Updated January 28, 2008 1:25 p.m. EST

— 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.