Jasper County Courthouse Evacuated After Bomb Threat Called In
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.