The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

June 11, 2013

All clear given after bomb threat at Newton County Courthouse

By Roger McKinney
rmckinney@joplinglobe.com

NEOSHO, Mo. — People were kept out of the Newton County Courthouse this morning while it was searched for a possible bomb.

Newton County Commissioner Jim Jackson said the sheriff’s department received a call around 5:30 a.m. — the caller said a bomb inside the courthouse would explode at 9.

Jackson said the public and employees were kept out of the building while deputies and a bomb-sniffing dog from the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department searched the building from top to bottom for nearly two hours.

Nothing was found and everyone was allowed in the courthouse around 10:15 a.m.