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UPDATE: Bomb threat ended, judicial building reopened

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers Todd Gregory and Scott Pollard prepare to search with a bomb-sniffing dog Monday at the Rutherford County Judicial Building. No bomb was found. Photo submitted

UPDATE: Rutherford County’s Judicial Building reopened just before 11 a.m. after bomb-sniffing dogs cleared the building after a bomb threat about 9 a.m., said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

“This call was not directed at anyone,” Sheriff Arnold said, adding the caller was a man.

Tennessee Highway Patrol’s dogs searched the five-floor building but did not find a bomb.

“We take all the bomb threats as credible threats until we prove otherwise,” Sheriff Arnold said.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations division are investigating to determine who made the call.


ORIGINAL STORY: Employees and visitors to the Rutherford County Judicial Building were being evacuated after a bomb threat was called in just before 9 a.m. Monday, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

Emergency workers were checking the building.

All precautions were being taken to keep the Judicial Building safe, Sheriff Arnold said.

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