Carroll Co. Courts Open Following Morning Bomb Threat

WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ) — Detectives from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police are investigating a bomb threat at the county’s circuit and district court facilities.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday, 911 officials received an anonymous, non-specific telephone call claiming that an explosive device had been left in one of the county court buildings.

The circuit and district court buildings were evacuated and traffic within the immediate area stopped while law enforcement officers from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State and Westminster Police used explosive detection canine teams to inspect the buildings. The threat was found to be a hoax and both courts resumed operations by 1:30 p.m.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at 410-386-2900 or the Anonymous TIPS Hotline at 1-888-399-TIPP.


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