Jefferson Co. DA on bomb threat: 'Once we find out who, they will be prosecuted'

Bomb threat

UPDATE: Deputies gave the all clear and reopened the Jefferson County Courthouse after a bomb threat shut it down at about 7:30 a.m. Monday.

Beaumont Police Dispatch forwarded information about the bomb threat to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. BPD received a call that there were explosive devices at the Courthouse, Probation Office and Beaumont Municipal Court. The bomb threat led to the evacaution of the courthouse and prompted deputies to block the streets surrounding the courthouse.

District Clerk Jamie Smith told KFDM he checked on his employees and notified them.

Deputies told everyone to get in their cars and leave the parking lot and area near the courthouse until notified they could return.

Deputies brought in a bomb-sniffing K-9.

Many offices hadn't yet opened. Anyone making a bomb threat could face criminal charges of terrorist threat and face jail time and a fine.

There was a similar bomb threat June 5.

"It's becoming very disruptive and affecting the business of the people," District Attorney Bob Wortham told KFDM. "It disrupts the system. We need to bring it to a halt. Once we find out who's doing it, they will be prosecuted."

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