Suspicious backpack found near Warrick Co. Judicial Center

Video shows EPD Bomb Squad's robot at Judicial Center

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.

Suspicious backpack found near Warrick Co. Judicial Center

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