Elko County Courthouse cleared after bomb threat

ELKO — Elko County Sheriffs say they found nothing suspicious at the Elko County Courthouse where they responded to report of a bomb threat.

Undersheriff Clair Morris said the courthouse was evacuated at about 10:30 a.m. Monday and reopened two hours later after authorities searched the rooms.

Morris says a caller with a male voice called a courtroom at about 10:25 a.m. and said a bomb in the building would explode in five minutes.

Morris says about 40 employees were working at the time.

No trials were scheduled Monday.

Authorities responded to another bomb threat at the courthouse in May.

Morris says he doesn’t believe the two threats were made by the same individual.


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