Bomb threat called in at Moore County courthouse, no explosives found following search

CARTHAGE, N.C. (WNCN) — A bomb threat was called in at the Moore County courthouse Wednesday morning, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to authorities, an “unidentified person” called the sheriff’s office to report a “bomb in the courthouse” just before 9 a.m. Both courthouses were quickly evacuated, along with adjacent buildings.

All traffic was diverted from the area and two schools, Carthage Elementary and Pickney Academy received additional security due to the threat.

The Moore County Sheriff’s Office, Carthage Police Department and the Fort Bragg Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit responded to the scene.

The Fort Bragg EOD team searched the courthouse and found no explosive devices.

The courthouse has been reopened and State and County offices are operating as normal.

The sheriff’s office is investigating the incident and attempting to identify the caller.

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