Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tom Green County Courthouse Evacuated

Security personnel evacuated the Tom Green County Courthouse at roughly 11:00 am.  When potential jurors left the grounds, nary a police car was in sight.  When jurors checked back at noon, as instructed, they found San Angelo police officers.  Jurors were instructed to return at 1:00 pm.

Public buildings can be evacuated for safety reasons, fire alarms, bomb threats and terror threats.  It's not clear which reason caused today's evacuation.

Update:  Standard Times cited the cause, bomb threat.  After a bomb sniffing dog cleared the building, jury selection restarted at 2:00 pm.  Judge Weatherby said the probation office in the basement received the threatening call.

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