Carroll Co. police investigating threat at court buildings

Circuit, District courts closed for the day

April 16, 2013|By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun

Carroll County Circuit and District court buildings will be closed all day Tuesday as the county sheriff's office investigates a bomb threat made to Circuit Court, police said in a statement.

Earlier on Tuesday, the court buildings were evacuated and traffic within the immediate area detoured.

Officials said that at approximately 8:30 a.m., Circuit Court received an anonymous call claiming that an explosive device had been left in one off the buildings.

Circuit and District courts were evacuated and traffic around Court Street and Greenwood Avenue, as well as alley ways, was detoured as law enforcement inspected the buildings. The threat was found to be a hoax, but not before both courts canceled operations for the day. Both courts are expected to resume their regular schedule tomorrow, April 17.

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