Bomb threat shuts down Houston County Courthouse

Bomb threat shuts down Houston County Courthouse

HOUSTON CO., AL (WSFA) - Houston County Investigators are trying to track down the person who called in a bomb threat targeting the county courthouse.

The call came in around 8:20 Monday morning to the Houston County Courthouse Clerk's office, according to officials. The unknown caller said that a bomb would explode at the courthouse.

The building was evacuated and the sheriff's department along with Dothan Police Department's bomb-sniffing canines were brought in to search the building. No evidence of a bomb was found and people were let in about two hours later.

Investigators say times are changing and they must respond to every call as an imminent threat, "A month ago, six weeks ago, we had explosion go off in a pickup truck as a person was driving down the road. Who would have thought someone would set off a bomb in a man's pickup truck as he was going to work. Things do happen and we have to take them all serious," said Major Bill Rafferty, Houston County Sheriff's Department.

The person behind the threat is expected to be charged with Terroristic Threat and could face more charges.

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