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Brazos County Courthouse Evacuated Following Bomb Threat

7:45 p.m. update:

Brazos County sheriff Chris Kirk announced an all clear, that nothing was found inside or around the courthouse following a detailed search by bomb-sniffing dogs.

4 p.m. update:

Brazos County sheriff Chris Kirk says the courthouse and surrounding side streets remain closed as they’re waiting for bomb sniffing dogs to arrive to do a detailed search.

Kirk says no devices were found following a visual search.

The sheriff says the phone call was made to the courthouse main switchboard.

He says the evacuation went well, although a few employees had not been notified and were still in the building when the first search took place.

During the evacuation and two searches, investigators began the process of tracing the call in an attempt to determine its source.

Click below for comments from Chris Kirk, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.

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Original story:

The Brazos County courthouse has been evacuated and a search is underway for an explosive device.

Sheriff’s office chief deputy Jim Stewart says that follows an anonymous phone call being received at 2 p.m. with that threat.

Stewart says those who were evacuated were directed to the parking garage across the street.

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Posted by on Nov 30 2015. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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