Bomb threat called in to Monroe County courthouse

ABERDEEN – According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Monroe County Courthouse has been evacuated following a bomb threat. The bomb squad has been called to inspect the building.

“An employee of the courthouse received a phone call that was not a recording from a man with a muffled voice saying several bombs were inside the building and they were set to explode. After I was informed, I immediately called the sheriff’s department and they were on the scene in a matter of minutes,” said Circuit Clerk Judy Butler.

Butler said the courthouse was closed until 1 p.m.

According to The Clarion Ledger, several courthouses throughout Mississippi have received bomb threats today, including the Mississippi Supreme Court.


Update: 11:04 a.m. According to reports, the Monroe County Courthouse has been cleared and no explosives were found.

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