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March 17, 2014

Bomb threat evacuates county courthouse

By Julie Snyder
C & G Staff Writer

The Macomb County Circuit Court Building in Mount Clemens has been evacuated due to a bomb threat, sheriff’s officials report.

According to Macomb County Sheriff’s Capt. Brenda Baker, a call came in to the Court Clerk’s Office at approximately 9 a.m.

“(The caller said) a bomb would go off sometime early this afternoon,” said Baker. “We considered how credible the call was, and the judges made the decision to evacuate the courthouse.”

The sheriff’s K-9 units were called to the location, at which time a floor-by-floor search of the building and surrounding area was conducted with the assistance of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan State Police.

That search was completed at 11:53 a.m., and nothing suspicious was found. Sheriff’s officials report that the courthouse will reopen to the public at 2:15 p.m.

Detectives are currently investigating the source of the calls.

The sheriff’s K-9 units are currently conducting a search.

You can reach C & G Staff Writer Julie Snyder at jsnyder@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1039.