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30 bomb threats: Blount County Courthouse part of statewide bomb scare

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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:00 am

The Blount County Courthouse closed Tuesday because of a statewide bomb scare. In all, 30 Tennessee counties received false bomb threats to courthouses or other government buildings, forcing evacuations while authorities searched for bombs.

Blount County Mayor Ed Mitchell said employees were sent home for the day after the courthouse closed while the threat was investigated. It took several hours for a bomb dog to be brought from Pigeon Forge to inspect the building.

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