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Canadian County Courthouse evacuated following reported bomb threat

CANADIAN COUNTY, Okla. – An Oklahoma courthouse was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon following a reported threat.

Before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, officials evacuated the Canadian County Courthouse after receiving word about a bomb threat.

Officials with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office say that the county administration building received a bomb threat around 1:5 p.m. on Tuesday.

After the courthouse and the administration building were evacuated, authorities began searching the building for any suspicious devices.

Officials say about 50 to 60 employees were evacuated.

Just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s bomb squad gave the all clear after searching the building with bomb dogs, a robot and an x-ray machine.

Officials say the courthouse will be closed the remainder of the day.

“We always take these types of phone calls serious, and are pleased everybody’s OK and we greatly appreciate assistance of the OHP bomb squad,” said Canadian County Sheriff Chris West.