Tippecanoe County Courthouse reopened after alleged bomb threat

People are being let back into The Tippecanoe County Courthouse after it was evacuated Thursday morning for an alleged bomb threat, according to Sgt. Andy Cree.

Posted: Apr 11, 2019 9:11 AM
Updated: Apr 11, 2019 4:20 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) —  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.

All of the surrounding streets were closed off during the search. The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's office is still trying to find out who made the call.

It's a serious offense considering it delayed several important cases such as the Wesley Hampton murder sentence. Our reporter, along with other courthouse employees, were told to wait across the street.

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