Cherokee County Courthouse on lockdown after bomb threat

Posted at 8:03 AM, Jul 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-12 20:18:05-04

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Okla. -- The Cherokee County Courthouse and library have been cleared after going on lockdown due to a bomb threat early Wednesday morning.

Both buildings will remain closed today but will resume normal business hours Thursday.

According to authorities, a caller allegedly said the bombs would go off Wednesday afternoon. Deputies say the 911 call was received in Wagoner County.

The caller said he planted two bombs, one at the Cherokee County Courthouse and one at the library.

According to officials, he then said the devices would be detonated seven hours from the time of the call.

The sheriff’s office immediately shut down both buildings and did a premier sweep as well as conducting an inside check but haven’t located anything.

“This is the second bomb threat, it’s serious,” said Cherokee County Undersheriff Jason Chennault.

All dockets at the courthouse were put on hold and no one was allowed to go inside during the lockdown.

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