Police search for person in connection with bomb threat at Hampton courthouse

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Posted at 8:27 AM, Jun 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-29 13:46:05-04

HAMPTON, Va. - Hampton Police need the public's help in identifying the person in connection with a bomb threat that took place Tuesday at a courthouse.

At 7:03 a.m., officials were notified of a potential bomb threat for the Juvenile Domestic Relations Court, in the 200 block of North King Street.

According to the investigation, an unknown person contacted Public Safety Communications and said there was a bomb threat for the court building.

Hampton Police and fire crews responded to the scene, and as a precautionary measure, everyone in the General District Courthouse as well as the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courthouse, and Circuit Courthouse were evacuated.

A second call was received by officials at 11:09 a.m. also indicating a bomb threat to the building.

No suspicious devices were located when officials did a sweep of the courthouse.

Normal operations resumed and roads reopened around 12:55 p.m. They say a criminal investigation into the threat is ongoing.

If you or anyone you know has information that will assist police, they are encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–6111 or the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also send an anonymous tip by visiting our secure tip form at Crime Line callers remain anonymous and never appear in court. If a Crime Line tip results in an arrest, the caller may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00