No explosives found inside building
The Boulder County Courthouse was cleared at about 10 p.m. Wednesday when police found no sign of a bomb after receiving a bomb threat.
There were no injuries, and business has resumed as usual.
The Boulder County Courthouse was evacuated and the surrounding area blocked off Wednesday night after the Boulder Police Department and Boulder County Sheriff’s Office received a bomb threat.
BPD public information officer Julie Brooks said the department received a call at about 6:30 p.m. saying there was a bomb inside the courthouse, 1325 Pearl St. The sheriff’s office also received a similar threat, she said. It is still unknown who made that call, Brooks said.
No adjacent businesses or facilities had been evacuated, but they had been advised to stay inside, Brooks said. Pearl Street was blocked off by yellow police tape between 13th and 14th Streets. Only custodial crews were inside the courthouse when it was evacuated.
Police cruisers and sheriff’s vehicles lined the street near the intersection of 14th and Spruce, as several officers from both agencies kept guard on the building’s perimeter. Brooks said the department always errs on the side of caution when dealing with bomb threats.
“We never want to doubt the credibility on a bomb threat call,” she said.
As of 8:30 p.m., officers and sheriff’s deputies were still searching the premises. K-9 units were called, and German Shepherds could be seen sniffing cars in the courthouse parking lot.
“To my knowledge, they have not found anything,” Brooks said.
It is unknown whether the courthouse and local businesses will operate normally Thursday morning, Brooks said.
“I would imagine that depends on what the search turns up,” she said.
Keep checking www.thecampuspress.com for more updates as they become available.