Bomb Threats Forces 8 Courthouses To Evacuate


By Paul Johnson

Thurston, County, Washington (CNN) - Investigators are still trying to figure out who is behind a string of bomb threats that shut down several courthouses in Washington state Thursday.
Eight courthouses were forced to evacuate because of bomb threats.
Police along with bomb sniffing dogs were at the Thurston County Courthouse complex last night investigating the scene.
Workers from all three buildings in the complex were released after the threatening call came late Thursday afternoon.
Officials say the situation left a lot of workers on edge.
It's very alarming to everybody that works here and we had to escort people out of courtrooms, we had to get judges off of benches and uh interrupt the citizens that were here doing business and just the employees. We've had a few instances lately with judges where threats have been made and assaults have occurred and so employees here at the courthouse are a little on edge so you know that it's important that we take these precautionary steps.
No bombs or suspicious devices were found at any of the locations threatened.
Investigators aren't sure if the threats were coordinated by the same perpetrator.
No arrest have been made.

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