Bomb threats ring out to multiple Colorado courthouses

Posted at 2:54 PM, Feb 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-13 18:37:16-05

DENVER — Numerous bomb threats rang out to court houses in Colorado Monday afternoon, leading to police response across the state. 

All Denver courthouses were targeted by the threat, as well as courthouses in Douglas County, and reports rang out that threats were called into other counties in Colorado, too.

In Denver, Denver Police reached out to Colorado State Patrol and federal authorities just after 2 p.m. before performing a sweep of courthouses, including the Ralph Carr Judicial Center. 

Douglas County's courthouse received two threatening phone calls as well, leading to precautionary sweeps. The Jefferson County courthouse was mentioned during the call to Douglas County, but was not specifically called, according to Mark Techmeyer, a spokesman for the sheriff's office.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office said the county had received a "general phone threat" regarding the courthouse, but spokeswoman Julie Brooks said court was going on as scheduled and that there were no evacuations.

No evacuations have been issued as a result of the bomb threats. 

It's unlikely that the bomb threats in the metro area are connected to a bomb threat in Leadville that prompted the evacuation of a college there, as the suspect had been taken into custody earlier in the afternoon.

Read more about the bomb threat in Leadville here. 


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