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Hampton courthouses reopen after bomb threat

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Posted at 10:20 AM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 13:46:24-04

HAMPTON, Va. – Two courthouses were evacuated following a bomb threat to the General District Court Friday morning.

The threat was made via a phone call shortly after 9 a.m.

According to police, an unknown suspect contacted the court and indicated a threat to the General District Courthouse.

Police evacuated the buildings as a precautionary measure.

Hampton Police tweeted that the sweep of the area was complete at 11:25 a.m. and that no suspicious devices were located.

The General District Courthouse and Juvenile Domestic Relations building were evacuated but Circuit Court remained open.

Virginia State Police, Newport News Sheriff’s deputies and Homeland Security searched the area.

Police are continuing to investigate the threat. If you have any information, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.