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Bomb threat phoned into Crook County Courthouse

by: RAMONA MCCALLISTER/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Crook County Sheriff Jim Hensley speaks with Crook County Judge Mike McCabe just before County personnel were allowed back into the courthouse.

Around 8:20 a.m., local law enforcement personnel evacuated the Crook County Courthouse because of a reported bomb threat.
   An individual called the Crook County Circuit Court reporting the threat. The person who called is not considered a suspect at this time.
   Personnel from the Crook County Sheriff's Office and Prineville Police Department searched the courthouse and found no suspicious or threatening devices on the premises. Around 9:15 a.m., County staff and officials were allowed back into the courthouse, although law enforcement personnel locked the front entrances to the building for security purposes.
   A full story will appear in Tuesday's print edition.