Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Search Brockton Court House

BROCKTON--Brockton District Court has been evacuated and operations canceled after a bomb threat was received at about 2:50 p.m. this afternoon.
Deputy Fire Chief George Phillips said authorities received a call from inside the court house on Main Street that there was some kind of a bomb threat.
Phillips said he was unsure how the threat was phrased, but it indicated there might be some type of bomb in the building.
He said as of about 5 p.m. the building has been searched and the State Police are continuing to comb the building with a bomb-sniffing dog to make sure no device is in the court house or the area.
"We don't have any indication there is a device. No device was seen, but considering the location we have to take the matter serious," Phillips said.
Phillips said Brockton Police have cordoned off the court house and have closed portions of Main and Pleasant streets and Belmont and Crescent streets.
"Traffic is snarled," Phillips said.

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