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Last updated 4:00AM ET
September 21, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Authorities investigating Athens County Courthouse bomb threat
(WOUB) - Authorities say the Athens County Courthouse in was evacuated yesterday after they received anonymous 911 calls threatening an explosion.

No explosives were found.

Two callers told dispatchers that explosives would detonate at the courthouse at noon.

Athens County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Dave Malawista says bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in and nearby buildings and streets were closed.

The courthouse and surrounding area reopened a few hours later.

The Athens County Sheriff's office is investigating.
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