Update: Bomb threat clears out Dare courthouse

By on December 11, 2012

A bomb threat shut down the Dare County courthouse Tuesday morning, but after no device was found, court sessions resumed within a few hours.

The threat came at about 10:20 a.m. to a local attorney’s office by phone. The lawyer contacted the Dare County Sheriff’s Office. Superior and District courts were in session.

The Justice Center was evacuated, and a bomb-sniffing dog was brought in from Currituck County to sweep the building.

No bomb was found inside, but the dog stopped at a vehicle in the parking lot, the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

The parking lot was cleared and sealed off while agents from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation’s Bomb Squad and members of the Norfolk, Police Department Bomb Squad checked the vehicle. Nothing was found.

An investigation continues.

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NorthDogwoodSSG

December 16, 2012 8:46 pm

I went on globalincidentmap.com and was like WTF is there a mark on the OBX so then I came here and saw this article and thought this was probably it then I checked globalincidentmap.com again and was confirmed.

Ben

December 14, 2012 12:37 pm

That’s one way to get out of jury duty!

Native, not just local

December 11, 2012 11:41 am

Wow!! someone didn’t wanna go to court today! haha

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