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Suspicious device found near Spokane County Courthouse, forces evacuation

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Update @ 10am.....A suspicious device was found this morning about 8:30am at the Spokane County Courthouse.  The courthouse and the Public Safety Building had been evacuated and the jail had been put in lockdown.

Authorities say a woman walked through a security station about 8:30am at the courthouse.  She was carrying the device.  Guards took the device from the woman and moved it outside between the courthouse and the Public Safety Building.  It was not clear why the woman was at the courthouse.

The Spokane County bomb squad is on the scene and at about 9:50am a loud boom was heard in the area.

KHQ Local News has numerous crews on the scene and we will update this story when more information comes in.

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