St. Mary Parish Courthouse temporarily evacuated after bomb threat

Louisiana

ST. MARY PARISH, La. (KLFY)– According to St. Mary Parish Government officials, the parish courthouse was evacuated this afternoon following a bomb threat.

Officials say at approximately 11:45 a.m. a call came into the St. Mary Parish Courthouse reporting a bomb threat.

The Courthouse was evacuated and with the help of the Franklin Police Department, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Chitimacha Police Department, a search was conducted. In addition, the Chitimacha Tribal Police assisted in search efforts with their K-9 bomb dog.

The Courthouse was then re-opened at 1:00 p.m.

The Franklin Police Department is conducting an investigation into the threat.

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