Bomb Threat Causes Evacuation Of Grant County Courthouse
EPHRATA, Wash. – Occupants of the Grant County Courthouse were evacuated Monday morning after a bomb threat was received by telephone.
The Clerk's Office received a call about 8:15 Monday morning. The caller stated a person with an explosive device was going to the courthouse.
Sheriff's deputies, Ephrata Police officers, and the Washington State Patrol secured the courthouse and conducted a room-by-room search. No devices were found.
To maintain the security of the courthouse, access to the courthouse facilities will be limited today and manned by law enforcement officers.
Courthouse occupants were allowed back inside after about an hour. Approximately 150 people were evacuated.
Grant County Commissioners thank the City of Ephrata Public, Ephrata Police, Ephrata Fire Department, and the Washington State Patrol for their assistance during this incident.
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