MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Courthouse was evacuated just after 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon after an apparent bomb threat was called in.
The threat was called into the County Elections Office about a bomb in the county court building. After evacuating the court building, for about half an hour, police gave the all clear to go back inside.
The threat was one of several reported at courthouses state wide, including Klamath County. KEZI 9 News reported the Lane County Courthouse was evacuated due to a bomb threat.
Oregon State Police issued an information alert reporting that they received information that 18 locations, including 17 county courthouses and the Oregon Public Service Building in Salem, all received phoned in bomb threats on Monday afternoon. OSP stated that these threats appear to be similar to multiple reports received November 15 in Washington State and November 2 in Nebraska, which were all unfounded. OSP said the threats began around 2:30 p.m. and continued for about one hour.
Law enforcement officials say it’s possible the calls will be investigated by the FBI.