Jasper County Courthouse Evacuated After Bomb Threat Called In

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Jasper County Courthouse (WHO-HD)

NEWTON, Iowa – A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the Jasper County Courthouse Thursday morning.

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office says a 911 call came in to Jasper County dispatch around 10:30 a.m. and the caller indicated a bomb was in the courthouse.

Officials evacuated the courthouse, along with some nearby businesses. After a search of the courthouse turned up nothing suspicious, it was re-opened around 11:00 a.m.

An investigation into the threat has been opened.