Bomb Threat Incident at Anderson County Courthouse

Bomb Threat Incident at Anderson County Courthouse Resolved Safely
[Clinton, Tn.] – Employees at the Anderson County Courthouse located at 100 North
Main St. in Clinton, Tennessee received a bomb threat on Monday, January 29, 2024,
at approximately 9:26 am. The phone call was made to the circuit court clerk’s office,
who promptly relayed the information to the Sheriff’s Office.
Upon receiving the bomb threat, deputies immediately began implementing procedures
that included evacuating the courthouse. The safety and security of all individuals
present at the courthouse, including employees and visitors, were of paramount
importance throughout the incident. Fortunately, no suspicious devices were found but
an investigation into the source of the threat is currently ongoing. We urge anyone with
any information related to this incident to notify the Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Russell Barker extended his gratitude to the employees, visitors, and other
agencies who assisted during this incident. “Their support and cooperation were
instrumental in resolving the situation promptly and safely,” Barker said Monday
morning. “We understand the concern and unrest caused by such incidents within our
community. We would like to assure the public that we and all county departments
remain committed to maintaining public safety and security at all times”.

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