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Monday, December 30, 2013

Person of interest sought in connection with threats against JoCo Courthouse

Posted: December 30, 2013 - 2:58pm
Updated: December 31, 2013 - 2:35pm


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Johnson County Deputies are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a person of interest related at least two threats against the Johnson County Courthouse. The threats occurred on December 27th and 30th.

Deputies say the person of interest is a white male with a medium build. He may be wearing jeans and a tan jacket. He is believed to be driving a 2010-2013 Ford F-150 crew cap pickup truck with two-tone paint that is copper over gold.

Anyone with information regarding this person or vehicle is asked to call the Johnson County Sheriff's Office at 913-715-5560 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Original report:

Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies and Olathe firefighters investigated a bomb threat at the county courthouse Monday afternoon.

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Master Deputy Tom Erickson says the courthouse, located at 125 N. Cherry Street in Olathe, was evacuated after receiving a bomb threat.

Shortly before 2 p.m., deputies received a report of "explosive material" inside the building. Deputies immediately began an evacuation of the building.

Sheriff's Deputies and Olathe Fire personnel searched the building and blocked streets in the area.

In a news release early Monday evening, Master Deputy Erickson said the search ended with no evidence of explosive material being located.

No one was injured.

The courthouse will be open as usual on Tuesday.

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