Geauga County courthouse receives bomb threat

CHARDON, Ohio - The Geauga County Court of Common Pleas was evacuated Wednesday morning following a bomb threat.

The threat was called in at about 10:30 a.m., according to Lt. Hiscox with the Geauga County Sheriff's Office.

While the building was evacuated, officers took a bomb sniffing bomb through the courthouse, but the search turned up nothing, Hiscox said. People were allowed to return to the building by 11:30 a.m.

Hiscox said the sheriff's department also had a K-9 sniff the Chardon Municipal Court and the Geauga County Juvenile Court as a precaution.

The incident remains under investigation and there are no suspects at this time.

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