WARRICK CO., IN (WFIE) - A bomb threat in downtown Boonville has been cleared.
Warrick County Sheriff’s Office confirms a janitor found a suspicious backpack outside of the back employee entrance to the Warrick Judicial Center.
According to the sheriff’s office, it happened around 6 a.m. Wednesday and was cleared of any threat shortly after 8 a.m.
We’re told there was a message written on the backpack that caused deputies more concern, indicating it was left with the intent to be a bomb or a bomb scare.
That’s why they called Evansville Police Department’s bomb squad to the scene.
Chief Deputy Michael Wilder said they were especially cautious considering it’s proximity to the courthouse. It’s a situation he said is not a joke to take lightly.
The surrounding streets were shut down until the threat was cleared. Nearby schools were not disrupted but deputies notified them in case parents called with concerns.