Smith County Courthouse Evacuated After Bomb Threat [UPDATED]
The Smith County Courthouse in Downtown Tyler has been reopened to employees after a bomb threat was called in early Wednesday afternoon.
According to a report by KLTV, Smith County judge Joel Baker said someone called the county clerk's office and said a bomb was going to go off in 20 minutes.
The courthouse, courthouse annex building and Regions Bank were all evacuated. Officials did a sweep of the building and found nothing.
Officials are currently investigating whether this bomb threat was connected to bomb threats at three East Texas school districts.
Here is our original story:
People have been evacuated from the Smith County Courthouse in Downtown Tyler after a bomb threat was received.
According to the Tyler Morning Telegraph, the call was received by County Clerk Lois Rogers. They reported this statement coming from Smith County District Attorney Matt Bingham.
The courthouse and all buildings within 300 feet have been evacuated and traffic has been redirected away from the square.
We will update as more information becomes available.