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Arrest made in Tippecanoe County courthouse bomb threat

The Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the courthouse bomb threat.

Posted: Apr 26, 2019 5:45 PM
Updated: Apr 27, 2019 12:10 AM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the Tippecanoe County Courthouse bomb threat.

As we previously reported it happened the morning of April 11th.

47-year-old Michael Lee Battering is currently being held in the Tippecanoe County Jail.

He faces two charges.

Those are false reporting of an explosive device and intimidation.

This story will be updated tonight at News 18 at 10 and 11. 

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April 11th, 2019: The Tippecanoe County Courthouse is back in session after it was evacuated due to a bomb threat this morning. No explosives were found.

Around 8:30 Thursday morning, someone called the clerk's office and told them where the bombs would be and what time they would go off. It was the specific details in the threat that made courthouse security decide to evacuate.

Everyone left the building for about an hour while bomb dogs sniffed the area and law enforcement searched for explosives.

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